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Faculty development, neuroscience presentations top week's activities

Published on Monday, October 12, 2015

Published on October 12, 2015

Employee Giving Campaign activities may be in full swing this week, but a pair of presentations - one about medical education literature strategies, the other on energy balance regulation - should not be overlooked.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Chief education officer to offer med lit strategies

Portrait of Dr. Nicole Borges

Dr. Nicole Borges, chief education officer, research and scholarship, Office of Academic Development, will lead a faculty development series presentation, “Searching Medical Educational Literature/Strategies for Keeping Up with Medical Education Literature,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in classroom 3A.

The series is hosted by the Office of Medical Education to support and promote research, innovation, teaching and scholarship in medical education and advancing patient care by improving the education of physicians.

Lunch will be available to the first 25 in attendance. For more information, call the Office of Medical Education at 4-5006 or email Wanda Barone at wbarone@umc.edu.


Colorado State scientist to expound upon energy balance


Dr. Shane Hentges, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the Neuroscience Division at Colorado State University, will present “Hypothalamic Neurotransmitters in the Regulation of Energy Balance” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in classroom 6A (room 617 in the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.


On the horizon

Collegiate scholars prepare to heat up RICE Bowl

Top scholars 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.

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.