LSU, Duke, Cedars-Sinai experts' talks top week's agendaPublished on Monday, April 18, 2016 Published on April 18, 2016 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, April 19 Sleep medicine specialist to dissect nasal congestion LewisDr. Andrea F. Lewis, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communicative sciences, will present a lunchtime discussion about breathing easier and sleeping better, “Breathe Right Sleep Tight,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in the Hospital Administration large conference room.Attendees will learn the causes of nasal congestion, ways it affects sleep and how treatment of nasal congestion impacts sleep and sleep-disordered breathing.Water and desserts will be available on a first-come basis. For more information or to register, email Renee Stoehr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, April 20 Surgery resident to explore pilonidal disease DinningDr. Jennifer Dinning, chief resident in the Department of Surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Pilonidal Disease: A Pain in the . . .,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.Continuing medical education is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at email@example.com. Health disparities club to study childhood poverty RobinsonDr. Jennifer Robinson, professor of nursing, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in room CW107 of the Classroom Wing.Robinson will discuss childhood poverty as an adverse childhood experience and the effects of adverse childhood events on health and well-being.All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.To access the articles for discussion, click her and click here. For more information or to register to attend the discussion, click Read More below or email Felicia Caples at firstname.lastname@example.org. Duke scientist to address HTN, kidney disease CrowleyDr. Steven Crowley, associate professor of medicine and member of the Duke Cancer Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, will present “The Role of Interleukin-1 Receptor Activation in Hypertension and Kidney Disease” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 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 21 LSU researcher to coach P.E. feedback ChauvinDr. Sheila W. Chauvin, professor and director of the Office of Medical Education Research and Development in the School of Medicine at the LSU Health Teaching Academy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, will give two “Coaching and Feedback to Enhance Performance” presentations on Thursday, April 21.The first session is scheduled from noon-12:50 p.m. in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre) and the second session is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.The presentations are sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Dr. Rob Rockhold at email@example.com. Friday, April 22 Cedars-Sinai scientist to talk obesity, 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.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. On the horizon 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. Boston scientist to discuss fetal hemoglobin, sickle cell SteinbergDr. Martin Steinberg, professor of medicine, pediatrics, pathology and laboratory medicine at Boston University, will present “Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Cell Anemia: Clinical Epidemiology; Genetic Regulation” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.The presentation is sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. For more information, email Margie West at email@example.com. Duke neurobiologist to explain cerebellum activity YangDr. Yan Yang, assistant professor of neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, will present "What Happens in the Cerebellum While We Learn a Motor Skill" from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in classroom 5A (room 521 on the North Wing).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology and the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Schwartz Rounds to celebrate Gift of Life Dr. James Wynn, professor of transplant surgery, and David Wilbanks, a donor parent, will speak during the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “The Gift of Life: Celebrating National Donate Life Month . . . and the Families Whose Lives Have Been Affected by Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in classroom R154 (lower amphitheatre).For more information, call Dr. Elizabeth Frankin at 5-5141 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ceremony of Thanksgiving to honor anatomical donors Anatomical donors - individuals who gave their bodies to the Medical Center for health professional education and research - will be honored at the annual Ceremony of Thanksgiving scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 27, in the UMMC Cemetery.A reception will follow the ceremony in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Shuttle service to the cemetery will be available for UMMC employees and students in front of the School of Health Related Professions.For more information, email email@example.com.