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Research Day, Peking physicians' presentations highlight week's activities

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015

Published on March 30, 2015

A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.


Tuesday, March 31

Scientific method to be on display during Research Day

Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, will provide the keynote address, "Reconsidering the Scientific Method in the Information Age," during the Department of Medicine's annual Research Day event scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

MSRP oral presentations will kick off the day from 8-9:30 a.m. in conference room A, with a poster session and continental breakfast from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium.

Summers' presentation and lunch will take place from noon-1 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony, which will wrap up at 1:30 p.m. in conference rooms A-D.

For more information about Research Day, call Marsha Manuel at 5-1956.

Wednesday-Thursday, April 1-2

Emory nephrologist to give pair of presentations


The UMMC Division of Nephrology will sponsor two presentations by Dr. Michael J. Connor Jr., assistant professor of medicine, critical care medicine and nephrology, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Connor will present "Fluid Management in the Critically Ill: Changing Paradigms?" from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Snavely Conference Room N624 in the School of Medicine Building, and "Nutrition Support in CRRT" and "AKI and Critical Illness in Ebola Virus Disease" from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Nephrology Conference Room L525-4 in the Clinical Sciences Building.

For more information about either presentation, call Diana Carpenter at 4-5687. 

Thursday, April 2

Gastroenterologist to deliver ABCs of IBD


Dr. Nitin Gupta, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, will give a lunchtime presentation, "Understanding inflammatory bowel disease," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, in the Hospital Administration large conference room.

The informative discussion will include an overview of IBD, managing IBD and treatment-related side effects, current IBD therapies and emerging research. Refreshments will be available.

For more information or to register, call Tina Owens at 4-4543 or email her at


Friday, April 3

Psychiatry professor to elucidate moral disease



Dr. Patrick Hopkins, professor of psychiatry, will give the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Moral Disease: A Preliminary Framework for Recognizing and Classifying Pathological Moral Cognition," at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Paige Ballow at 5-5588.

Peking physicians to present neurobiology seminar

Two Peking University Health Science Center physicians will give the latest presentation in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences' seminar series from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 3, in room 4A (N413).

Dr. Changman Zhou will present "The Curriculum for Anatomical Science Education in Peking University" and Dr. Jing-Yan Han will present "The Protective Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Cerebrovascular Injury and Blood-brain Barrier Disruption after Ischemia/reperfusion in Rats."

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.

Good Friday service to mark end of Lenten season

The Department of Pastoral Services will mark the end of the Lenten season with a Good Friday service at noon on April 3 in the Hospital Chapel.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors are invited.

For more information, call Chaplain Timothy Gregory at 5-2111.

Monday, April 6

Utah nephrologist to give hypertension presentation


Dr. Tianxin Yang, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, "Interaction of Renal Prostaglandins and (Pro)Renin Receptor in Hypertension," at noon on Monday, April 6, in classroom 6A.

For more information, call Pamela Banks at 4-1690.  


On the horizon

Philosopher to discuss social neuroscience's impact


Dr. Patricia Smith Churchland, author, educator and researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, will present "The Impact of Social Neuroscience on Moral Philosophy" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. The seminar is presented by the Office of Research and the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.

For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.

LSU physiologist to present Guyton Distinguished Lecture


Dr. D. Neil Granger, Boyd Professor and head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will give the Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Research Lecture, "Microvascular Responses to Inflammation," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The lecture is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.