Texas A&M neuroscientist's presentation, UMMC experts' talks lead week's activitiesPublished on Monday, March 21, 2016 Published on March 21, 2016 A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, March 22 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, March 23 Vascular surgeon to describe shifting paradigms BolandDr. A. Bradley Boland, associate professor of vascular surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Shifting Paradigms in Vascular Surgery: How Evolving Technologies Impact Surgical Education,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.Continuing education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at email@example.com. Transgenic Core director to review metabolic disease StecDr. David Stec, associate professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the Transgenic Core, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Bilirubin and Biliverdin Reductase in Metabolic Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 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, March 25 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. On the horizon Biochem chair candidate to tell tale of old dog, 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. 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 keynote 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 weigh 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.