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Corbett Lecture, MCOR discussion highlight week's events

Published on Monday, November 30, 2015

Published on November 30, 2015

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

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Peggy Nail, clinical documentation specialist, will give the Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "ICD-10 Day 63," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at



Thursday, Dec. 3

Emory ophthalmologist to deliver Corbett Lecture


Dr. Nancy Newman, LeoDelle Jolley Chair of Ophthalmology, professor of neurology and ophthalmology, director of neuro-ophthalmology and instructor in neurological surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, will present the fifth annual James J. Corbett, M.D. Lectureship in Neuro-Ophthalmology, “Neuro-Ophthalmology Update,” at noon on Thursday, Dec. 3, in classroom 7A.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Abby Gomez at 4-5501 or email her at



MCOR discussion to foster collaboration, partnership


Dr. Dan Jones, director of clinical and population science for the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (MCOR), will meet and brainstorm with Medical Center faculty and staff interested in the clinical management of obesity or clinical and population research in two upcoming sessions.

The goal of the sessions is to help provide assistance and insight in helping MCOR achieve its goals of fostering collaborative efforts among faculty and building strategic partnerships throughout the state to reduce obesity and its associated diseases.

The sessions are scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in room G151-01 (on the first floor of the Guyton Research Center) and from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in room CW109 in the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Dawn Chism at



Monday, Dec. 7 

Evening reception to benefit Jackson Free Clinic

The Jackson Free Clinic Board of Directors will host its annual reception and fund-raiser to benefit the student-run free clinic from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Fairview Inn in Jackson.

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and School of Medicine dean, is scheduled to speak at the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the JFC Board of Directors and learn more about the clinic's mission.

For more information, visit



On the horizon

LSU neurobiologist to explain bariatric surgery's mysteries


Dr. Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, professor of neurobiology in the Nutrition Laboratory at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, will present “How Do Bariatric Surgeries Work” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in classroom 6A (room 617) on the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. CE/AMA credit will be available.

The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series. For more information, call Karnella McGee at 4-1686.



In less than an hour, give a lifetime at blood drive

Medical Center faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the Mississippi Blood Services quarterly blood drive at several UMMC locations Dec. 14-18.

All donors will receive an MBS T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.

To view times, dates and places for the drive, click here. For more information about the drive, call (601) 981-3232 or visit