A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Tuesday, May 3
Dermatologist to explain how to spot skin cancer
Dr. Robert Brodell, professor of dermatology, will present “Spotting Skin Cancer Can Be as Easy as ABC” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in the Hospital Administration large conference room.
Brodell will explain how to spot skin cancer early, when it's most treatable, and will teach the ABCDE method of detecting early warning signs of melanoma.
Lunch will not be provided, but drinks and dessert will be available. For more information or to register, call Peg Farnham at 5-8000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Office to host investment strategy session
The Office of Development will host a free community information session on investment strategies and social security changes on Tuesday, May 3, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
Refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m., and a presentation by a Wells Fargo representative will follow at 6 p.m. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation will be especially helpful to those near or at retirement age.
For more information, call Keri Henley at 4-2841.
Wednesday, May 4
Special session to cover Canvas interface
The Technology Learning Center will present an Academic Development and Discovery Seminar special session on the new look and navigation for the new Canvas user interface for academic year 2016-17 at noon on Wednesday, May 4, in classroom R354.
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Office of Academic Development. Lunch will not be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their meals to the sessions.
For more information, call Pam Wardlaw at 4-5009 or email her at email@example.com.
Clinical, population science chair to present 'Last Lecture'
Dr. Dan Jones, professor of medicine and physiology, interim chair of the Department of Medicine and director of clinical and population science, will present “The Last Lecture” at noon on Wednesday, May 4, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Student Alumni Representatives, the Last Lecture is inspired by Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Randy Pausch, whose book, “The Last Lecture,” recounts his experience in presenting his last lecture. Last lecture speakers are asked to consider what message they would like to impart to the world if they knew it was the last time they would ever be able to speak publicly.
Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Brandi Van Ormer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physiologist to uncover neutrophil, macrophage regulation
Dr. Yonggang Ma, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Regulation of Neutrophil and Macrophage Polarization Following Myocardial Infarction,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 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, May 5
Gupta to explain how to take control of IBD
Dr. Nitin Gupta, assistant professor of medicine, will give a presentation on the relationship between nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease, "Take Control of IBD," at noon on Thursday, May 5, in the Hospital Administration Large conference room.
Gupta will discuss what IBD is, what causes it and how to manage it through proper nutrition, along with dieting tips, current treatments and developing research.
Lunch will not be included, but drinks and dessert will be available. For more information or to RSVP, call Tina Owens at 4-4543 or email her at email@example.com.
On the horizon
Population Health director to detail why family matters
Dr. Bettina Beech, associate vice chancellor for population health and executive director of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, will present “Family Matters: The Importance of Intergenerational Family Dynamics for Obesity Research with African-American Children” at noon on Monday, May 9, in lecture room 7A (N716).
The presentations is the third session in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Series. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Western oncologist to discuss cancer dormancy
Dr. William P. Schiemann, Goodman-Blum Professor in Cancer Research and General Medical Sciences (Oncology) at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, will present “Breast Cancer Dormancy: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie,” at noon on Monday, May 9, in classroom 6A.
The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pamela Banks at 4-1690.
Jones, Cook to speak at UMMC Alliance luncheon
Dr. Dan Jones, interim chair of the Department of Medicine and director of clinical and population science, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, and Kevin Cook, health system CEO, will speak at the UMMC Alliance's 2016 Spring Luncheon scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members or $20 for non-members. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, May 9.
To RSVP, call Dixie Myrick at 5-1974 or email her at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.alliance.umc.edu.
Virginia Tech scientist to uncover neurobiology of learning
Dr. Michael J. Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will give the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar presentation, “The Neurobiology of Learning,” at noon on Thursday, May 12, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).
Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is sponsored by the Office of Academic Development. For more information, call Pamela Wardlaw at 4-1198 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dartmouth physiologist to explore GABA-A receptors
Dr. Hermes Yeh, chair and professor of physiology and neurobiology at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, will present “My Soiree with the GABA-A Receptor: From Phenomena to Mechanisms of Action,” part of the Center for Developmental Disorders Research (CDDR) Seminar Series 2016, at noon on Monday, May 16, in classroom 6A.
All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. Refreshments will be available.
For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.