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UT-Houston, Georgia Regents profs' presentation highlight week's events

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015

Published on September 21, 2015

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

Tuesday, Sept. 22

UT-Houston professor to discuss TBI inflammation


Dr. Pramod Dash, professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will present "Inflammation in Experimental TBI Pathophysiology" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in room 617 (classroom 6A) 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Georgia physiologist to explain insulin's importance to CV


Dr. Michael Brands, professor of physiology at Georgia Regents University, will present "Should We Still Care about Insulin in the Cardiovascular Realm?" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 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 seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. 

On the horizon

Chief education officer to offer medical lit strategies


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

Collegiate scholars set 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

Vice chancellor to speak at 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