Common Read, NHLBI director's talk highlight busy week at UMMCPublished on Monday, March 14, 2016 Published on March 14, 2016 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center:Tuesday, March 15 Dental surgeon to expound upon orthognathic surgery CalossDr. Ron Caloss, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and pathology, will give the Dental Grand Rounds presentation, “Alloplastic Implants as an Adjunct to Orthognathic Surgery - Outcomes and Experience,” at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025. Common Read subject: Verghese's Doctor's Story The Division of Multicultural Affairs, SOM Student Affairs and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities have named Dr. Abraham Verghese's book, “My Own Country: A Doctor's Story,” as the next UMMC Common Read Project.A group discussion is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, March 15, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre). Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.Participants should read the book before attending the discussion. For more information, call 4-5012 or 4-1339. Michigan public health expert to investigate Flint multimorbidity Johnson-LawrenceDr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, assistant professor of public health and health sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Michigan State University and faculty associate in the Gender and Health Research Lab at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, will give the Center of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Grand Rounds presentation, “Meeting the Community Where They Are: Addressing Social Determinants of Multimorbidity in Flint, Michigan,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in conference room G351 on the third floor of the Guyton Research Center.For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, March 16 Blood services to host one-day-only blood drive Mississippi Blood Services representatives will be on the Medical Center campus from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, for a one-day blood drive in the MBS donor coach at Batson Children's Hospital.All donors must provide valid identification to participate and will receive a T-shirt. Donors should eat at least four hours within giving blood and drink plenty of fluids before and after making a donation.For more information, email Renee Howard at email@example.com. SHRP OT expert to lead health disparities discussion RogersDr. Penny Rogers, assistant professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Related Professions, will serve as discussion leader at the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in conference room D on the second floor of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.The meeting is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.To view the article for discussion, click here. For more information, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, March 17 NHLBI director to present Nelson CV Research Lecture GibbonsDr. Gary H. Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and senior investigator at the National Institute of Health, will present the 19th Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Research Lecture, “Building on the NHLBI Legacy of Hypertension Research: Charting Our Future Together,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis. The lecture is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center and the American Heart Association.For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at email@example.com. Oregon surgeon to give Field Lectureship presentations HunterDr. John Hunter, Mackenzie Chair and Chief of Surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University, will give a number of presentations at the Richard Jennings Field Jr. Lectureship in Surgery Tuesday-Wednesday, March 29-30.Hunter will present "Rural General Surgery Education: What Have We Learned in Oregon?" at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at The Manship in Jackson, and "General Surgery Residency Redesign: Is it Time?" at 8 a.m. March 30 in room 308 of the Classroom Wing.Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the horizon Texas A&M neuroscientist to discuss opioid immunity HookDr. Michelle Hook, assistant professor of neuroscience and experimental therapeutics at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, will present “Opioid-immune Interactions after Spinal Cord Injury: Implications of Recovery” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in classroom 6A (room 617 on the North Wing).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Science Seminar Series.For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at email@example.com. Pastoral Services to host Good Friday service The Department of Pastoral Services will offer a Good Friday worship service at noon on March 25 in the University Hospital Chapel.All Medical Center faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors are invited. For more information, email Anzette Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cal plastic surgeon to explore hand microsurgery BunckeDr. Gregory M. Buncke, chair of plastic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center, associate char of Plastic Surgery at UCSF and at Stanford Hospital, and director of the Buncke Clinic, will give the James Harvey Hendrix Jr. Lectureship in Surgery, “Microsurgical Management of the Mutilated Hand,” from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in room CW308 in the Classroom Wing.The presentation is sponsored by the Division of Plastic Surgery. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email email@example.com. UM chancellor to speak at spring faculty meeting VitterDr. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tulane neuroscientist to speak at research event TaskerDr. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Pediatrician to balance quality, research, practice MajureDr. J. Marc Majure, professor of pediatrics, chief of pediatric pulmonary diseases and assistant dean of graduate medical education, will give the next Faculty Development Series: Medical Education Scholarship Rounds presentation, “Is it Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice or Research?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 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 email@example.com.