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Dental, surgery rounds, Research Day 2015 among week's top events

Published on Monday, October 19, 2015

Published on October 19, 2015

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

Tuesday, Oct. 20

O-M surgeon to offer transformative talk on mucostis


Dr. Lindsey Montague, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and pathology, will give the School of Dentistry's Dental Grand Rounds presentation, “Oral Lichenoid Mucostis and Potential for Malignant Transformation,” at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in classroom R153.

The discussion will cover oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions, average rate of transformation to squamous cell carcinoma and clinical factors for malignant transformation.

For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025 or email her at dhayes@umc.edu



Wednesday, Oct. 21

Cardiothoracic surgeon to detail chest tube physiology


Dr. Giorgio Aru, professor of cardiothoracic surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Chest Tubes: All You Need to Know from a Physiological Point of View,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.

Physiology grad assistant to weigh in on CV aging


John Henry Dasinger, graduate assistant in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will present “Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Aging Following a Developmental Insult,” part of the Physiology Seminar Series, from noon-1 p.m. on Wednedsay, Oct. 21, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at chortongraham@umc.edu



Friday, Oct. 23

Graduate school research on display at annual event

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences will host Research Day 2015 on Friday, Oct. 23, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Postdoctoral fellow and instructor oral presentations are scheduled from 9-10 a.m. Postdoctoral fellow, instructor and graduate student poster presentations will be displayed from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the gymnasium.

For more information, call Shanna Moulds at 4-1632. 



On the horizon

Millsaps biologist to discuss membrane trafficking


Dr. Sabrice Guerrier, assistant professor of biology at Millsaps College, will present the Neurobiology and Anatomical Science Seminar, “The Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Trafficking during Tetrahymena Conjugation,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in classroom 6A (room 617 on the North Wing).

AMA and CE credits will be available. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.

Collegiate scholars prepare to heat up RICE Bowl

Top students from local colleges, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi, will join Medical Center students in the third RICE Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Sponsored by the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl is an academic quiz competition in which team members answer questions and solve a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.

For more information, call 5-9000 or email ricebowl@umc.edu.

UMMC research excellence to be recognized Nov. 4

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 mwest@umc.edu.

Mayo anesthesiologist to ponder physiological future


Dr. 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 chortongraham@umc.edu.

Vice chancellor to speak at 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 drsingleton@umc.edu.