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Faculty presentations, Jackson Heart Study conversation top week's schedule

Published on Monday, August 8, 2016

Published on August 08, 2016

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

Monday, Aug. 8

Cardiologist to discuss obesity, cardiorenal disease


Dr. Michael Hall, assistant professor of cardiology, will give the sixth presentation in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Clinical and Population Science Group's seminar series, “Obesity in Mississippi: Time to Take a Closer Look.”

Hall will present “Obesity and Cardiorenal Disease” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, in classroom 6A. Physicians and nurses are invited. A discussion will follow the presentation.

Drinks will be available. For more information, email Brea Cole at



Tuesday, Aug. 9

Dentistry faculty to offer teeth-whitening tips


Dr. Pia Chatterjee Kirk, associate professor of care planning and restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry, will discuss teeth whitening solutions during a lunchtime presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

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



Wednesday, Aug. 10

Surgery residency director to dissect hepatocellular cancer


Dr. T. Mark Earl, associate professor of medicine and program director of the General Surgery Residency Program, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at



Microbiologist to explore cytomegalovirus strategies


Dr. Ritesh Tandon, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Novel Strategies to Counteract Human Cytomegalovirus Infection,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 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.



Friday, Aug. 12

JHS working group to host conversational event

The Jackson Heart Study will host “Let's Talk: A Conversation with JHS Working Group Co-Chairs on Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Heart Failure and Genetics” on Friday, Aug. 12, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Registration is scheduled from 1-1:30 p.m. with the program to follow from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Crystal Butler-Williams at 5-5773 or Marty Fortenberry at (601) 979-8736.



On the horizon

Cancer Institute director candidate to discuss lung cancer


Dr. John Ruckdeschel, a medical oncologist in Las Vegas affiliated with Mountain View Hospital and a candidate for the UMMC Cancer Institute directorship, will present the seminar, "It's Not Your Father's Lung Cancer Anymore," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578.



Former U.S. agriculture 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