September

Wiener Lecture, USA neurosurgeon's address highlight campus events

Wiener Lecture, USA neurosurgeon's address highlight campus events

Published on September 28, 2015

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

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Noted urologist's son to present father's namesake lecture

Dr. John S. Wiener
Dr. John S. Wiener

Dr. John S. Wiener, professor of urologic surgery at Duke University and the son of Dr. Julian Wiener, one of Mississippi's first urologists, will present the Julian Wiener Lecture in Urology on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at River Hills Club in Jackson.

Wiener will speak on "AUA Guidelines on Cryptorchildism" at 8 a.m.; then, following urology resident presentations, he will present the lecture, "Spina Bifida in the 21st Century: What Urologists Need to Know," at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, email Cathy Humphrey at cjhumphrey@umc.edu.

USA neurosurgeon to discuss epilepsy surgical treatment

Dr. W. George Rusyniak
Dr. W. George Rusyniak

Dr. W. George Rusyniak, associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of South Alabama, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation, "Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Bank Plus Conference Center on the second-floor atrium mall of Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

The presentation will include a discussion of the history of epilepsy surgery, protocols for surgical candidates and research opportunities. For more information, call Robin French at 4-5705 or email her at rfrench@umc.edu.

Cancer Institute biochemist to give physiology seminar

Dr. Radhika Pochampally
Dr. Radhika Pochampally

Dr. Radhika Pochampally, associate professor of biochemistry at the UMMC Cancer Institute, will present the Physiology Seminar, "Exosome Mediated Stromal Support of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells in Breast Cancer," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 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.






On the horizon

Vandy physiologist to dissect melanocortin action modes

Dr. Roger D. Cone
Dr. Roger D. Cone

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.

Pediatrician to discuss ADHD activity level research

Dr. Dustin Sarver
Dr. Dustin Sarver

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.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.

The seminar offers continuing education by the Center fir Developmental Disorders Research. For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.

Chief education officer to offer medical literature strategies

Dr. Nicole Borges
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.

Collegiate scholars set to heat up health-care competition

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
Dr. LouAnn Woodward

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.