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Faculty, student talks, Schwartz Rounds top week's slate

Published on Monday, December 5, 2016

Published on December 05, 2016

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Dentistry students to present Dental Grand Rounds

Jamie Hargett, a School of Dentistry student, will present "Indications for Maxillary Sinus Augmentation" and Kyle Neely, a School of Dentistry student, will present "Silver Diamine Fluoride: The 'Silver Bullet' for Dental Caries" as part of Dental Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, email Angela Stokes at



Wednesday, Dec. 7

Palliative care director to give surgery rounds

Portrait of Dr. Keith Mansel

Dr. J. Keith Mansel, professor of medicine and director of adult palliative care, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “What is Palliative Care?” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing Medical Education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at



Postdoc fellow to weigh blood pressure control, POS


Dr. Chetan Patil, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Blood Pressure Control and Renal Injury Mechanisms in a Rat Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 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.



Thursday, Dec. 8

Three UMMC staff ADDS up for development seminar

Dr. Terry Pollard, assistant professor of health sciences in the School of Health Related Professions, Dr. Christian Pruett, assistant professor of nursing, and Heidi Shoemake, senior information technology program manager in the Division of Information Systems, will give the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar (ADDS), “Effectively Integrating Technology into the Classroom Experience: Lessons Learned from the Quality Matter Implementation,” at noon on Thursday, Dec. 8, in room 1B in the School of Health Related Professions building.

The seminar is presented by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Brenda Ward at



Schwartz Rounds to discuss holiday blues

Dr. John Norton, professor of psychiatry, is scheduled to speak and Dr. Anne Norwood, professor of nursing, will serve as a panelist during the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “When the Holidays Aren't Jolly,” a discussion of ways to communicate with, treat and assist patients, health-care providers and others facing anxiety, depression, stress or sadness during the holiday season, from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be provided by the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services on a first-come basis. Valid UMMC identification badges are required for attendance. For more information, email Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at



On the horizon

JHS science officer candidate to give presentation


Dr. Mario Sims, associate professor of medicine, associate director of research training for the Jackson Heart Study and chief science officer candidate for the JHS, will present "Social and Psychological Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease among African-Americans," from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Rowan Oak Conference Room of the Jackson Medical Mall Conference Center.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Jacquelyn Lane at 5-9319.