Visiting lectures, research awards highlight event slatePublished on Monday, November 2, 2015 Published on November 02, 2015 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, Nov. 3 South Carolina neuroscientist to talk addiction treatment KalivasDr. Peter W. Kalivas, professor and co-chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina, will present “Using the Neurobiology of Intrusive Thinking to Treat Addiction” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in room G151 of the Guyton Library.The lecture is presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience.For more information, call Tasha Mosley at 5-5392. Wednesday, Nov. 4 Virginia biomed engineer to discuss cardiac MRI EpsteinDr. Fred Epstein, professor and chair of biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, will present “Cardiac MRI in Mouse Models with Heart Disease” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.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. UMMC research excellence to be celebrated Medical Center researchers who have earned achievements in their respective fields will be recognized during the 2015 Excellence in Research Awards Ceremony from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.Researchers who have achieved distinction as platinum, gold, silver and bronze recipients or who are patient recipients will be recognized during the ceremony, which also will acknowledge winners of the Early Career Investigator Award, the Meritorious Research Service Award, the Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award and the Translational Research Team Award.Dessert and light refreshments will be available. For more information, call Margie West at 5-5000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, Nov. 5 Mayo anesthesiologist to ponder physiological future JoynerDr. Michael Joyner, Frank R. and Shari Caywood Professor of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will give the Physiologists in Training Distinguished Research Lecture, “Our Physiological Future,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The lecture is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at email@example.com. Upcoming events Oregon scientist to expound upon 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dentistry 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. SOD dean candidate to speak during 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, visit /Miscellaneous/2015/November/images/CV-Felton.pdf. For more information about the meeting, email Alana Bowman at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Emory ophthalmologist to deliver fifth Corbell 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.