ADD seminar, medical research talks top week's agendaPublished on Monday, April 11, 2016 Published on April 11, 2016 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Monday, April 11 MCOR to offer second obesity seminar series Dr. Sophie Lanciers, assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Crystal S. Lim, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Shanda Sandridge, pediatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, will present the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Clinical and Population Science Group's second seminar series, “Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in room 7A (lecture room N716).A discussion will follow the presentation. Drinks will be available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Review group to focus on health disparity elimination KarlsonThe Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will host its first Disparities Research Review Group session from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Wallace Conerly Conference Room (Room U020-16) in the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center.Dr. Cynthia Karlson, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, will speak at the event.The DRRG provides informal mentoring and feedback to UMMC faculty investigators, postdoctoral fellows and students to improve the quality, impact and sustainability of health disparities research, particularly studies conducted in community settings.For more information, call Jana Bailey at 5-9008 or email email@example.com. Tuesday, April 12 Research vice chair to keynote medical research event MarshallDr. Gailen Marshall, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, will provide the keynote address, “Precision Medicine Initiative: Translational Approach to Individualized Health Care,” during the Department of Medicine's annual Research Day event scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.The Research Day program will include MSRP oral presentations from 8-9:30 a.m. in Conference Room A, a poster session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium, Marshall's address from noon-1 p.m. in the Conference Center, and an awards ceremony from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.Breakfast and lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kim McGuire at 5-9955. UMMC faculty to examine medical research qualitatively Dr. Nicole Borges, professor of pediatrics and chief education officer, research and scholarship, and Dr. Sandra M. Horne, associate professor and clinical director of dental hygiene in the School of Health Related Professions, will give the next Faculty Development Series: Medical Education Scholarship Rounds presentation, “Qualitative Research in Medical Education,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in classroom 3A.Lunch will be available to the first 25 in attendance. The presentation is hosted by the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education. For more information, email Dr. Nicole Borges at firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington anatomist to relate sleep, 'broken' brain ShawDr. Paul Shaw, associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the Washington School of Medicine, will present "Can Sleep Fix a Broken Brain?" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in classroom 6A (room 617 on 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, April 13 Florida nephrologist tp examine kidney clock, BP rhythms GumzDr. Michelle Gumz, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will present “The Kidney Clock and the Regulation of Blood Pressure Rhythms” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 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. Thursday, April 14 Mayo Clinic professor to ADD up educator investing SzostekDr. Jason H. Szostek, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, will present the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, “Investing in Medical Educators: Teaching Teachers How to Teach,” at noon on Thursday, April 14, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).The ADD Seminar is offered by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email email@example.com. Mayo Clinic professor to explain 'killing' chairs LevineDr. James Levine, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will present “Get up! Why Your Chair is Killing You” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in room G151 of the Guyton Library.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research.For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817. On the horizon Cedars-Sinai scientist to talk obesity-driven prostate cancer MaciasDr. Everardo Macias, faculty research scientist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, will present “In Vivo Genomic Screen to Identify Actionable Targets in Obesity-driven Prostate Cancer” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 22, in room G-351 of the Guyton Library.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is sponsored by the UMMC Cancer Institute. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Dr. Christian Gomez at 5-3060. Special IT sessions to cover Canvas interface The Technology Learning Center will present a pair of Academic Development and Discovery Seminar special sessions on the new look and navigation for the new Canvas user interface for academic year 2016-17.The sessions are scheduled at noon on Monday, April 25, in classroom R354 and at noon on Wednesday, May 4, in classroom R354. Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their meals to the sessions.The seminars are co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Office of Academic Development. For more information, call Pam Wardlaw at 4-5009 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Research AVC to cover discovery initiatives in Town Hall SummersDr. Richard L. Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, will present a Town Hall Meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 26, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).The meeting will cover upcoming initiatives such as the Enterprise Data Warehouse, the return of the Indirects Program, core facilities, the Intramural Research Support Program, increased collaboration with Ole Miss, the Research Development Foundation, the Clinical Trials Unit, the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) partnership and the Mayo Clinic collaboration.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call 5-5000 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.