Dentistry dean candidate, visiting professors to speak this weekPublished on Monday, November 9, 2015 Published on November 09, 2015 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, Nov. 10 Oregon scientist to speak out about auditory hair cells NicolsonDr. Teresa Nicolson, professor at the Oregon Hearing Research Center and Vollum Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University, will present “The Mechanotransduction Complex in Auditory Hair Cells” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in classroom 6A (room 617 on the North Wing).AMA and CE credit for attendees is available. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at email@example.com. Wednesday, Nov. 11 UT biochemist to delve into preeclampsia XiaDr. Yang Xia, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, will present “Transglutaminase, Autoimmunity and Preeclampsia” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.The lecture is part of the Physiology Seminar Series. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. Thursday, Nov. 12 SOD dean candidate to deliver town hall presentation SoutherlandDr. Janet Southerland, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry and a candidate for the School of Dentistry dean's position at UMMC, will speak at a town hall meeting from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).A live-streaming video of the meeting will be available on the UMMC Intranet. Medical Center faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback.For more information about the meeting, email Alana Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, Nov. 14 Have 'PhUN' day at Mississippi Children's Museum PhUn Day at the Mississippi Children's Museum Saturday, Nov. 14, will include special guest Dr. Michael Ryan, associate professor of physiology and biophysics and director of graduate studies in physiology.He and a team of physiology students will answer questions and help children learn more about the inner workings of the human body.The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To learn more about the museum, visit www.mississippichildrensmuseum.com. On the horizon Joint Commission president to discuss high-reliability care ChassinDr. Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive officer of the Joint Commission, will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “High Reliability in Health Care,” from 9-10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, in R153 (lower amphitheatre).Chassin established the Center for Transforming Health Care as a new limb of TJC with a mission of developing solutions to the most persistent and vexing problems in health care.For more information about the presentation, email Laura Hodge at email@example.com. Wake Forest surgeon to tune in on fetal programming ChappellDr. Mark C. Chappell, professor in the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, director of the U.S.-Brazil Science Without Borders Program, professor of general surgery in the Division of Surgical Sciences, professor of physiology and pharmacology, professor in the Molecular Medicine Program and professor in the Women Center of Excellence at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will present “Fetal Programming Events and the Intrarenal-Intracellular Angiotensin System” at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, in classroom 6A.The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pamela Banks at 4-1690 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vice chancellor to preside at annual fall faculty meeting WoodwardDr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Woodward will provide an update for the Medical Center in the next fiscal year. The agenda will also include a recognition of faculty with 20 years of service.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at email@example.com. Dentistry dean candidate to speak at town hall event FeltonDr. David Felton, professor of restorative dentistry at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry and a candidate for the School of Dentistry dean's position at UMMC, will speak at a town hall meeting from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).A live-streaming video of the meeting will be available on the UMMC Intranet. Medical Center faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback.To view Felton's curriculum vitae, click this link. For more information about the meeting, email Alana Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org. DuPont gastroenterologist to give medical genetics talk FuruyaDr. Katryn Furuya in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Solid Organ Transplant at the Al DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, will present “A Scientific Discussion of Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency” at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in classroom 6A.Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. The lecture is presented by the Division of Medical Genetics.For more information, call Sigrid McClenaghan at (601) 954-2206. Question it? Discover it on Nov. 21 Learn more about healthy living at the Mississippi Children's Museum on Saturday, Nov. 21, when the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology will show children and their parents how making better meal choices and keeping active can add up to diabetes prevention and better health.The interactive event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and kicks off a series of monthly Question It? Discover It! Saturdays.To learn more about the museum, visit www.mississippichildrensmuseum.com. Emory ophthalmologist to deliver Corbett Lecture NewmanDr. 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 email@example.com. Spend less than an hour, give a lifetoom 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 this link. For more information about the drive, call (601) 981-3232 or visit www.msblood.com.