A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Dr. Durado Brooks, director of cancer control interventions for the American Cancer Society and steering committee member for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, will give the 70x2020 Strategic Plan Conference keynote address, "Getting to 70 Percent by 2020: It Takes a Village (or a Community . . . or a City . . . or a State)," from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
The 70x2020 Strategic Plan Conference will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call Hope Kennedy at 5-6886 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Nina Stachenfeld, associate professor of obstetrics gynecology and reproductive sciences in the John B. Pierce Laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine, will present "Pathology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, in room CW 106 in the Classroom Wing.
The seminar is presented by the Women's Health Research Center. For more information, call Oz Heidke at 4-1828 or email her at email@example.com.
Dr. Roger D. Cone, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Joe C. Davis Chair of Biomedical Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, will present the Robert M. Hearin Distinguished Lecture, "New Sites and Modes of Melanocortin Action," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.
All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.
The lecture is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Office of Sponsored Programs. For more information, call 4-1820.
Nancy Olson, director of the Human Research Office, will discuss the various IRB submission options and processes during the Clinical Research Support Professionals Interest Group (CRPIG) meeting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in room 4A in the Research Wing.
For more information, call Janet Keniston at 5-5126 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Dustin Sarver, assistant professor of pediatrics, will present "The Role and Assessment of Activity Level in ADHD: Models, Meta-analysis and Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research" from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in room N413 (4A) in the Research Wing.
The seminar offers continuing education by the Center fir Developmental Disorders Research. For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.
Dr. Sheila Chauvin, director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Louisiana State University, will give the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar (ADDS), "Achieving Scholarship in Teaching and Education," at noon on Thursday, Oct. 8 in classroom R354.
The seminar is presented by the Office of Academic Development, formerly the Office of Faculty Development. The seminar was formerly the Faculty Scholarship Exchange Seminar (FSES).
For more information, call Jessica Green Overby at 4-2810 or email her at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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