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Fall faculty meeting, SOD dean candidate talk top weekly agenda

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015

Published on November 16, 2015

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

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Vice chancellor to preside at annual fall faculty meeting


Dr. 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



Wednesday, Nov. 18

SOD dean candidate to speak during town hall event


Dr. 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, visit click here. For more information about the meeting, email Alana Bowman at



Thursday, Nov. 19

DuPont gastroenterologist to give medical genetics talk


Dr. 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.



Saturday, Nov. 21

Question it? Discover it at children's museum

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



On the horizon

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



Spend 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