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Visiting lectures, Alliance luncheon fill busy weekly slate

Published on Monday, May 9, 2016

Published on May 09, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 10

Emory scientist to explain stimulant addiction neurobiology


Dr. Leonard Howell, associate director for scientific programs at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, will present "Neurobiology of Stimulant Addiction and Implications for Treatment" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 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 Sciences Seminar Series.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.



Wednesday, May 11

Washington anesthesiologist to discuss endoscopic care


Dr. Andrea Vannucci, associate professor of anesthesiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, will present the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds lecture, “Anesthesia Care for Patients Undergoing GI Endoscopic Procedures,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at



Pediatric surgeon to review miniature access surgery


Dr. Barry Berch, associate professor of pediatric surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Miniature Access Surgery: A Review of Minimally Invasive Options for Infants and Children,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at



Physiologist to shed light on post-MI dysfunction


Dr. Padmanabhan Rugmani Iyer, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Inhibition Exacerbates Cardiac Dysfunction Post-myocardial Infarction in Mice,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 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 12

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 For more information, visit



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, “Diversity of Dynamics of Neocortical Synapses: Role of Experience and Injury,” at noon on Thursday, May 12, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will not be available. AMA and CE credit will be available. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences and the Office of Academic Development. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at



Saturday, May 14

Question it? Discover it! Saturday coming right 'achoo'

Physicians and staff in pediatric allergies and immunology will talk seasonal sniffles, pollen and more during this month's Question It? Discover It! Saturday, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14 at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

The interactive exhibit with the theme of “Flower Power” is free with museum admission.

The monthly Question It? Discover It! Saturday is sponsored by Children's of Mississippi, the umbrella organization that includes Batson Children's Hospital and all pediatric care at UMMC.

For more information, visit



Monday, May 16 

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.



Duke radiologist to discuss prostate cancer detection


Dr. Brian Allen, assistant professor of radiology at Duke University Medical Center, will give a Radiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Prostate Cancer: Multiparametric MRI for Detection and Management,” at noon on Monday, May 16, in second-floor conference rooms C and D of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, call Katie Ocain at 5-3862 or email her at



Wednesday, May 18

Health disparities club to study discrimination



Dr. Joni Roberts, assistant professor of health sciences in the School of Health Related Professions, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in conference room D on the second floor of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Roberts will discuss a report that focuses on “Stress in America: The Impact of Discrimination.”

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to register to attend the discussion, email Felicia Caples at



Monday, May 23

VA pulmonary chief of staff to discuss faith, practice


Dr. Paul Low, professor of medicine and chief of staff for pulmonary and respiratory operations at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, will give the Lunch and Lecture presentation, “Faith in Practice and Practice in Faith: Integrating Faith in the Medical Practice and Practicing Faith and Love in the Provision of Patient Care,” at noon on Monday, May 23, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 40 in attendance. The presentation is sponsored by the Catholic Students Association.

For more information, email Edgar Meyer at