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Draper Lecture, physiology talk top week's slate

Published on Monday, October 3, 2016

Published on October 03, 2016

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

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Students, IS training specialist to give Dental Rounds

Denise Aikman, dental student, will present “Pathology as an Indicator for Removal of Impacted Third Molars,” Skyler Myers, dental student, will present “BOTOX and Its Use in Temporomandibular Disorders,” and Mary Ann Bourn, information systems training specialist in Intermed, will present “Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile App” during Dental Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025.



Wednesday, Oct. 5

Physiologist to investigate dietary-induced obesity


Dr. Zhen Wang, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Role of Suppressor of Cytokines Signaling 3 (SOCS3) in POMC Neurons in Regulating Metabolic and Cardiovascular Functions in Dietary-Induced Obesity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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, Oct. 7

Draper Lecturer to cover treating homeless, mentally ill


Dr. Chasity L. Torrence, assistant professor of psychiatry, will present the Edgar Draper Lecture, “The Forgotten: Treating Homeless and Uninsured Mentally Ill Patients,” during Psychiatry Grand Rounds at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in second-floor conference rooms A and B of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-5588.



On the horizon

Sim, vol services directors to speak at Alliance luncheon

Dr. Michael Holder, associate professor of pediatrics and executive director of simulation and interprofessional education, and Jane Ellen Wolf, director of volunteer services, are the scheduled featured speakers at the Fall Alliance Luncheon scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The cost is $15 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members (which includes $5 dues). Attendees may pay at the door or pay online in advance at alliance.umc.edu.

Parking will be available in Lot 21 across from the student union. For more information or to register, call Dixie Myrick at 5-1974 or email her at dmyrick@umc.edu.


Michigan academician to untangle complex learning


Dr. Larry Gruppen, professor of medical education in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School, will give the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar presentation, "Persons, Places and Things: The Complexity of the Learning Environment," at noon on Thursday, Oct. 13, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The seminar is sponsored by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Brenda Ward at bgward@umc.edu.



UMMC, statewide scholars to compete for RICE Bowl

Top scholars from local colleges, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi, will join Medical Center students in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Sponsored by the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the RICE Bowl is an academic competititon in which team members answer questions and solve a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.

For more information, call 5-9000 or email ricebowl@umc.edu.



Starkville pastor to discuss body, soul physician


Father Lenin Vargas, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville and a former emergency medicine physician, will present “Physician of the Body, Physician of the Soul” at noon on Thursday, Oct. 27, in room 106 of the Classroom Wing.

The event is sponsored by the UMMC Catholic Students Association. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.