Field lectureship, Mayo Clinic expert's talk highlight week's schedulePublished on Monday, March 28, 2016 Published on March 28, 2016 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, March 29 Biochem chair candidate to tell of old dog's new trick ChalfantDr. Charles Chalfant, professor and vice chair of biochemistry and molecular biology and endowed chair of cancer cell signaling at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and candidate for chair of biochemistry, will present “Cytosolic Phospholipase A2: Old Dog, New Trick,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the School of Medicine. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 29-30 Oregon surgery chief to give Field presentations HunterDr. John Hunter, Mackenzie Chair and chief of surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, will give the Department of Surgery's Richard Jennings Field Jr. Lectureship in Surgery presentations 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 the Field Lecture and Grand Rounds, “General Surgery Residency Redesign: Is it Time?” at 8 a.m. March 30 in room 308 of the Classroom Wing. The grand rounds presentations will be followed by chair sessions with UMMC general surgery residents.Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, email Jodi Boyd at email@example.com. Wednesday, March 30 Presentations to cover experimental biology topics Four physiology faculty and graduate students will speak on a variety of topics during Experimental Biology 2016 Practice Talks scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in room CW308 in the Classroom Wing.Scheduled to speak are John Henry Dasinger, graduate assistant; Dr. Suttira “Joy” Intapad, assistant professor; Dr. Yonggang Ma, assistant professor; and Dr. Erin Taylor, postdoctoral research fellow.Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. Washington hematologist to tout JHS genomic studies ReinerDr. Alex Reiner, a hematologist and cardiovascular genetic epidemiologist at the University of Washington and the Women's Health Initiative Coordinating Center at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present “Genomic Studies in the Jackson Heart Study: Implications for Precision Medicine in African-Americans” at noon on Wednesday, March 30, in the fourth-floor conference room (room G451-07) in the Guyton Research Center.The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the Jackson Heart Study. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Jacquelyn Lane at 5-9319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Digestive diseases prof to explode colon cancer myths SonesDr. Jim Sones, professor of digestive diseases, will present “Busting Colon Cancer Myths” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.Sones will discuss why screening is important, what a procedure looks like, who needs screening and when, and what services UMMC can offer.Drinks and refreshments will be available. For more information or to register, call Tina Owens at 4-4540 or email her at email@example.com. Thursday, March 31 Mayo Clinic endocrinologist to examine obesity study JensenDr. Michael D. Jensen, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Professor in Honor of Dr. Robert L. Frye at the Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, will present “Lessons Learned Using Fatty Acid Tracers to Study Human Obesity” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing. Jensen will also host a roundtable discussion from 3-4 p.m. in room G151 of the Guyton Library.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research.For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, April 4 Angelou webinar to feature national HIV expert McCreeThe Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities is joining the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Social Sciences and Health Policy Section on Infectious Diseases and the Forsyth County Health Department to present the inaugural Maya Angelou Memorial Lecture Webinar from 4-5 p.m. Monday, April 4 in room 106 of the Classroom Wing.Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree, associate director for health equity in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present “Gaps in Prevention Research for Addressing HIV-related Disparities in the United States.”All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, click Read More below or call Gina Hamilton at 5-9003. On the horizon BC pediatrician to investigate prenatal antidepressant OberlanderDr. Tim F. Oberlander, of the Child and Family Research Institute at the University of British Columbia, Canada, will present “Prenatal Exposure to SSRI Antidepressants and Lessons We Can Learn About Child Development” at noon on Tuesday, April 5, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. Continuing medical education credit is available.For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804. 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 email@example.com. Tulane neuroscientist to give research event presentation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. MCOR to offer second obesity seminar Dr. Sophie Lanciers, assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Crystal S. Lim, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Shanda Sandridge, pediatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, will present the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Clinical and Population Science Group's second seminar series, “Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in room 7A (lecture room N716).A discussion will follow the presentation. Drinks will be available. For more information, email email@example.com. Review group to focus on health disparity elimination The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will host its first Disparities Research Review Group session from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Wallace Conerly Conference Room (Room U020-16) in the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center.Dr. Cynthia Karlson, assistant professor pf pediatrics in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, will speak at the event.The DRRG provides informal mentoring and feedback to UMMC faculty investigators, postdoctoral fellows and students to improve the quality, impact and sustainability of health disparities research, particularly studies conducted in community settings.For more information, call Jana Bailey at 5-9008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Research VC to keynote medical research event MarshallDr. Gailen Marshall, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, will provide the keynote address, “Precision Medicine Initiative: Translational Approach to Individualized Health Care,” during the Department of Medicine's annual Research Day event scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.The Research Day program will include MSRP oral presentations from 8-9:30 a.m. in Conference Room A, a poster session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium, Marshall's address from noon-1 p.m. in the Conference Center, and an awards ceremony from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.Breakfast and lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kim McGuire at 5-9955. 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 email@example.com.