May

Presentations by UCLA scientist, German researcher top week's events

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015

Published on May 11, 2015

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

Tuesday, May 12

UCLA neuroscientist to display, discuss scientific images

Cohen
Cohen

Dr. Mark S. Cohen, professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, California, will present "Scientific Images: Depictions/Diagrams/Data," part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in classroom 5A (North Wing 521).

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

Wednesday, May 13

German researcher to explain PDE3A mutation's HTN role

Luft
Luft

Dr. Friedrich Luft, professor of medicine, Charite Medical Faculty, and director of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center at the Federal Republic of Germany, will present "Mutations in PDE3A Cause Hypertension with Brachydactyly" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. 

 

Thursday, May 14

Faculty exchange seminar to focus on content creation

The next Faculty Scholarship Exchange Seminar, "New Ways to Create Course Content: Flipping with Mobile Apps," is scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 14, in R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the seminar will provide a forum to stimulate the open exchange of ideas, concepts, new technologies, challenges and successes in the contemporary arena of academic health science education.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

For more information, call Jessica Green Overby at 4-2810.

On the horizon

MIND Center to help offer chronic desease conference

The MIND Center, the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health's Division of Alzheimer's and Other Dementia, and the Alzheimer's Association's Mississippi Chapter will host an "Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Hypertension: An Evidence-based Approach to Chronic Disease Management" conference for physicians and mid-level providers from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at the Downtown Marriot in Jackson.

Attendees may receive six AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. For more information or to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/alzdiabhyper or call Denise Lafferty at 4-6019.

Penn neuroscientist to discuss mesolimbic rewards

Hayes
Hayes

Dr. Matthew Hayes, assistant professor of nutritional neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the Parelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present "Amylin Regulates Energy Balance Through Action in the Mesolimbic Reward System," part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, in classroom 5A (North Wing 521).

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

Washington professor to give Hardy presentation

Eberlein
Eberlein

Dr. Timothy Eberlein, Bixby Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and surgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, will give two presentations during the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lecture May 27 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Eberlein will present "Delivering High Quality Cancer Care in the Future" at 8:30 a.m. and the James D. Hardy Lecture, "Building an Academic Department od Surgery," at 3 p.m. The daylong event also will include an M and M Conference and resident presentations.

For more information about the forum and lectureship, call Cheryl Dunson at 5-1226 or email her at cdunson@umc.edu.

UAB psych chair to discuss MicroRNAs, depression

Dwivedi
Dwivedi

Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Elesabeth Ridgely Shock Endowed Chair of Psychiatry and director of translational research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the keynote address, "MicroRNAs in Major Depression: Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Applications," during the annual Neuroscience Research Day event at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and the local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience Research Day supports neuroscience research and collaboration at UMMC with neuroscientists and students from other Mississippi colleges and universities.

The day's events also will include a poster session from 9-11 a.m. in the student union gymnasium. Lunch at noon, workshops from 1-2:30 p.m. and final presentations from 3-4:30 p.m. in second-floor conference rooms A-D in the student union.

For more information about Neuroscience Research Day, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.