April

Spring faculty meeting, Neuroscience Research Day top week's agenda

Published on Monday, April 4, 2016

Published on April 04, 2016

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

Monday, April 4

Angelou webinar to feature national HIV expert

McCree
McCree

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities is joining the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Social Sciences and Health Policy Section on Infectious Diseases and the Forsyth County Health Department to present the inaugural Maya Angelou Memorial Lecture Webinar from 4-5 p.m. Monday, April 4 in room 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree, associate director for health equity in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present “Gaps in Prevention Research for Addressing HIV-related Disparities in the United States.”

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, click Read More below or call Gina Hamilton at 5-9003.

 


 

Tuesday, April 5

BC pediatrician to investigate prenatal antidepressant exposure

Oberlander
Oberlander

Dr. Tim F. Oberlander, of the Child and Family Research Institute at the University of British Columbia, Canada, will present “Prenatal Exposure to SSRI Antidepressants and Lessons We Can Learn About Child Development” at noon on Tuesday, April 5, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. Continuing medical education credit is available.

For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.

 


 

Wednesday, April 6

UMW nursing professor to compare physical activity, neurite density

Torres
Torres

Dr. Elisa Torres, assistant professor of nursing and family medicine affiliate faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and School of Nursing Grand Rounds presentation, “Physical Activity and Neurite Density in Middle-aged and Older Adults,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. Continuing education credit for medicine, nursing and psychology is available. For more information, email Kristin Herbison at kherbison@umc.edu.

 


 

Bariatric surgeon to discuss permanent weight loss

Vick
Vick

Dr. Ken Vick, bariatric surgeon, will discuss how UMMC can help with permanent weight loss during a noon seminar on Wednesday, April 6, in room 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Vick will share details of three bariatric surgical procedures available at UMMC and cover a nonsurgical weight-loss program.

For more information or to register, call Adam Dungey at 5-0853 or email weightmanagement@umc.edu.

 


 

Thursday, April 7

UM chancellor to speak at spring faculty meeting

Vitter
Vitter

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting set for noon on Thursday, April 7, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Vitter and Woodward will provide an update for the University and for the Medical Center. 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.



 

Friday, April 8

Oklahoma neurosurgeon to examine CV dysregulation in aging

Toth
Toth

Dr. Peter J. Toth, resident neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pecs, Hungary, and adjunct assistant professor at the Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Cerebral Vascular Dysregulation in Aging: Mechanisms and Consequences,” at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 8, in classroom 4A.

For more information, call Pamela Banks at 4-1690 or email her at pbanks@umc.edu.

 


 

Tulane neuroscientist to give research event presentation

Tasker
Tasker

Dr. Jeffrey Tasker, Catherine and Hunter Peirson Chair in Neuroscience and professor of call and molecular biology at Tulane University, New Orleans, will give the annual Neuroscience Research Day keynote presentation, “Novel Neuronal-Glial Signaling and Plasticity of the Noradrenergic Activation of Hypothalamic Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Neurons,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The Neuroscience Research Day event, sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience and the Mississippi chapter of the Society of Neuroscience, will begin at 9:30 a.m.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The event will offer continuing education credit.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.

 


 

On the horizon

MCOR to offer second obesity seminar

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 wellness@umc.edu.

 


 

Review group to focus on health disparity elimination

Karlson
Karlson

The 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 pf 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 jbailey3@umc.edu.

 


 

Research VC to keynote medical research event

Marshall
Marshall

Dr. 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.

 


 

Borges, Horne 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 nborges@umc.edu.

 


 

Mayo Clinic professor to ADD up educator investing

Szostek
Szostek

Dr. 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 jgreen3@umc.edu.

 


 

Cedars-Sinai scientist to talk obesity-driven prostate cancer

Macias
Macias

Dr. 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.

 


 

Research AVC to cover discovery initiatives in Town Hall

Summers
Summers

Dr. 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 lmusshafen@umc.edu or cfowler@umc.edu.