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Wash U expert's talk, DIS panel discussion top week's agenda

Published on Monday, October 17, 2016

Published on October 17, 2016

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

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Peds dentist, hygienist to cover molar sealants

Dr. William K. Duncan, professor of pediatric dentistry and community oral health, and Dr. Teresa Duncan, associate professor of dental hygiene, will give the Dental Grand Rounds presentation, “Sealants for Preventing and Arresting     Pit-and-Fissure Occlusal Caries in Primary and Permanent Molars (A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials - A Report of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association),” at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, email Deborah Hayes at dhayes@umc.edu.



Wednesday, Oct. 19

Washington anesthesiologist to investigate pain research


Dr. Laura Cavallone, assistant professor at Washington University, St. Louis, will present the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds lecture, “If Only Humans Were Big Mice! Issues in Translational Pain Research,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or send her an email at jlalexander@umc.edu.



Postdoc fellow to describe hyperandrogenemia's effects


Dr. Carolina Dalmasso, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Effects of Maternal Hyperandrogenemia in the Offspring of PCOS Rats,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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.



Peds division chief to cover mentorship opportunities


Dr. Mary B. Taylor, division chief of pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science seminar series presentation, "Being a Mentor and Being Mentored," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in second-floor conference rooms A and B of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Teresa Clayton at tclayton3@umc.edu.


Thursday, Oct. 20 

DIS to host panel discussion on information security

Carol Denton, chief integrity/compliance officer, Adrienne Dear, privacy officer, Marc Rolph, public affairs director, and Richie Stonecypher of the Office of Information Security will take part in a panel discussion, “Cyber Safety in a Sea of Social Media, Streaming and More,” presented by the Division of Information Systems from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in second-floor conference rooms C and D of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
The panel discussion is part of a national cyber security awareness campaign. For more information, email Lisa Lott at lplott@umc.edu.



Saturday, Oct. 22

Nanoscience topic of children's museum discussion

Dr. Atul Poudel, assistant professor of pediatric nephrology, will teach children about nanoscience and the kidneys when he visits the Mississippi Children's Museum for Question It? Discover It! Saturday, Oct. 22.

The interactive program is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.mschildrensmuseum.org.



On the horizon

Emory ID expert to discuss genomes, antibiotic resistance


Dr. Timothy D. Read, associate professor of infectious diseases with secondary appointment in human genetics at Emory University, Atlanta, will give the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, “Genome Variation and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus Aureus,” at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in room 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available at 2 p.m. in room N547. For more information, email Angeline Green at agreen@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.



CDC epidemiologist to give SAD measurement


Dr. Henry Kahn, epidemiologist in the Division of Diabetes Translation, Center for Disease Control; clinical professor of community health and preventive medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine; and associate professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, will give the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research “Obesity in Mississippi: Time to Take a Closer Look” presentation, “ Measuring the SAD (Abdominal Height) as a Low-Cost Indicator of Visceral Fat and Cardiometabolic Dysfunction,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

A discussion will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be available. The presentation is sponsored by MCOR, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Jackson Heart Study. For more information, email Courtney Graham at chortongraham@umc.edu.



Journal club to consider social determinants of health

Therese Hanna, executive director of the Center for Mississippi Health Policy, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, “Evaluating Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health,” scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in room 308 of the Classroom Wing.

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 fcaples@umc.edu.