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Anesthesiology, physiology, dentistry talks highlight week's events

Published on Monday, August 22, 2016

Published on August 22, 2016

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

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Wayne State anesthesiologist to talk trauma management


Dr. Samuel Perov, a clinical professor at Wayne State University, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Round presentation, “Anesthesia Management of Trauma Patients,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at



Physiologist to discuss spinal cord's sexual impact


Dr. Lique Coolen, professor of physiology and biophysics, professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences and associate dean of the School for Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Spinal Cord Control of Male Sexual Function,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 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.



Dentistry dean to correlate tooth loss, overall health


Dr. David Felton, dean of the School of Dentistry, will host a lunchtime presentation, “Learn How Tooth Loss Impacts Your Overall Health,” at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Felton will discuss risk factors of tooth loss, the benefits of good oral health, how many teeth are really needed for normal function and options to replace missing teeth.

Drinks, snacks and desserts will be available. For more information or to register, call 5-9428 or email April Brown at



On the horizon

Indiana pharmacologist to target 'undruggable' proteins


Dr. Jing-Yuan Liu, a faculty candidate in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Effectively Targeting Undruggable Proteins by Understanding the Principles of Protein-Protein Interactions,” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in room 6A.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.


Former U.S. agriculature secretary to give Edelman Lecture


Mike Espy, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and former U.S. Representative from the Second District of Mississippi, will present the third annual Marian Wright Edelman Lectureship from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Conference Rooms A-C in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The lectureship, which will focus on food and food systems as social determinants of health, is presented by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and Mississippi State University.

For more information, visit; to register, call Sydnie Wagner at 5-9544 or email



UM chancellor to speak at fall faculty meeting


Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak during the fall faculty meeting at noon on Thursday, Sept. 29, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Vitter and Woodward will provide updates on the university and the Medical Center in the next fiscal year. The agenda also will include 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