Main Content

UPSTART, MIND Center representatives' talks highlight agenda

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016

Published on July 25, 2016

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

Wednesday, July 27

SOD UPSTART director to explore biopolymer coatings

Portrait of Dr. Amol Janorkar

Dr. Amol V. Janorkar, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Materials Science and director of the Undergraduate and Professional Student Training in Advanced Research Techniques (UPSTART) Program in the School of Dentistry, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Multifunctional Biopolymer Coatings and Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 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.



MIND Center clinical services director to discuss dementia


Dr. Netrali Patel, director of The MIND Center Clinical Services, will provide information on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and discuss the difference between normal and abnormal forgetfulness and potential causes of memory loss during a lunchtime presentation, “Concerned about Memory Loss?” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, in the University Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

For more information or to register, call Becky Brookshire at 5-5256 or email her at rbrookshire2@umc.edu.



On the horizon

Arizona scientist to present inaugural Chen Lectureship


Dr. Gholam A. Peyman, professor of basic medical sciences at the University of Arizona at Phoenix and joint professor of optical science and engineering at the University of Arizona at Tucson, will deliver the inaugural Ching. J. Chen, M.D., Lectureship in Ophthalmology, “An Automatic Holographic Adaptive Phoropter,” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Embassy Suites in Ridgeland.

Hosted by the UMMC Department of Ophthalmology, the lectureship is named in honor of Chen, a full-time professor of ophthalmology who stepped down last year as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology to devote more time to research, education and patient care. He's served on the Medical Center faculty for 37 years.

For more information about the lectureship, email .



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 https://marian-wright-edelman-lectureship.eventbrite.com; to register, call Sydnie Wagner at 5-9544 or email evers-williamsinstitute@umc.edu.



Vitter, Woodward to speak at annual 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 drsingleton@umc.edu.