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Wake Forest, UAB, Wash U experts' talks top week's agenda

Published on Monday, April 3, 2017

Published on April 03, 2017

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Monday, April 3

Wake Forest internist to discuss diabetes, genetics


Dr. Leah C. Solberg Woods, associate professor of internal medicine, physiology and pharmacology in the Center of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at Wake Forest Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will present “Genetic Fine-mapping of Diabetes and Obesity Traits in an Outbred Rat Model” at noon on Monday, April 3, in room 6A.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.



Wednesday, April 5

UAB physiologist to contemplate salt intake, obesity

Dr. Joshua Speed, instructor in medicine, Division of Nephrology, Section of Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Will present “High Salt Intake as a Novel Risk Factor for Obesity” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



Friday, April 7

St. Louis psychiatrist to talk substance disorders, genetics


Dr. Arpana Agrawal, associate professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, will give the keynote presentation, “Genetic Influences on Substance Use Disorders - Problems and Opportunities,” during the annual Neuroscience Research Day event from 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 7, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

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 for Neuroscience, the event also will include a poster session and invited faculty presentations.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.



On the horizon

UM chancellor to speak at spring faculty meeting


Dr. Jeff Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak during the spring faculty meeting at noon on Wednesday, April 12, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The pair will provide an update for the university and the Medical Center of the next fiscal year.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email drsingleton@umc.edu.



InclUsive conversation to focus on faith, professionalism

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its second "inclUsive" conversation event, "The Intersection of Religion, Faith and Professionalism in the Workplace," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in room CW-308 of the Classroom Wing.

UMMC panelists will discuss expressions of faith in the workplace and how to make more inclusive communities for those of varying religions and ethical or moral beliefs.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit www.umc.edu/odi.