February

Invited talks, ADDS discussion highlight week's events

Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

Published on February 06, 2017

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

Monday, Feb. 6

Baylor CV expert to talk stem cell dysfunction, aging heart

Entman
Entman

Dr. Mark Entman, William J. Osher Professor of Cardiovascular Research and scientific director of the DeBakey Heart Center at the Baylor College of Medicine, will present “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Dysfunction in Aging Heart Disease: A Tale of Two Fibroblasts” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in room G451.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is presented by the Mississippi Center for Heart Research and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.

 


 

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Texas anesthesiologist to recount first gorilla anesthesia

Giesecke
Giesecke

Dr. Noel Giesecke, visiting professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/McGovern Medical School, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “The First Gorilla Anesthesia in the United States,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in classroom 3A.

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




 


 

Physiologist to describe UCP3's role in metabolism

Harmancey
Harmancey

Dr. Romain Harmancey, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics and associate director of cardiac metabolism research, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Role of UCP3 in the Control of Systemic and Myocardial Metabolism,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 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.

 


 

AHA representatives to give workplace wellness seminar

Andrea George, Heart Walk director, and Rosa M. Wilson, community health director for the Metro Jackson American Heart Association, will present an educational seminar as part of UMMC's workplace wellness program from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Hosted by the Department of Preventive Medicine, the seminar will include tips on improving personal health, eating healthy and lifestyle modifications to maintain or create better heart health.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. No registration is required. For more information, email Brea Cole at cbcole@umc.edu.

 


 

Thursday, Feb. 9

UM, UMMC faculty to participate in ADDS discussion

From top, Monroe, Cummings, O'Sullivan
From top, Monroe, Cummings, O'Sullivan

Dr. Stephen Monroe, assistant dean of liberal arts at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Bob Cummings, chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi, Patti O'Sullivan, manager of the Personalized Learning and Adaptive Teaching Opportunities Program and adjunct instructor of ethics and pharmacy administration, Dr. Jennifer Bain, assistant professor of dentistry, and Terry Pollard, assistant professor of health sciences, will participate in an Academic Development and Discovery Seminar (ADDS) panel discussion, “Scaling the Use of the Adaptive Courseware at the University of Mississippi,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The panel will explore the benefits and limitation of adaptive courseware as teaching and learning tools. The discussion is presented by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email bgward@umc.edu.













 


 

On the horizon

Emory ophthalmologist to explore generational differences

Aaron
Aaron

Dr. Maria M. Aaron, professor of ophthalmology and associate dean of graduate medical education at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, will present “Generational Differences in Academic Medicine” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in room LP104 at 764 Lakeland Drive.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Corinne Day at 4-5022 or email her at aday@umc.edu.




 


 

UT ob-gyn chief to correlate pregnancy, future health

Saade
Saade

Dr. George R. Saade, Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair, professor of ob-gyn and cell biology, chief of obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine and director of the Perinatal Research Division at the University of Texas Medical Branch, will present “Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The lecture is part of the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center Heart Month Seminar Series. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information about the lectures, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.

 


 

Vandy med chair to describe incretin therapies' CV effects

Brown
Brown

Dr. Nancy J. Brown, Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, chair of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will present “Cardiovascular Effects of Incretin-based Therapies” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre). The lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Medicine.

The lecture is part of the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center Heart Month Seminar Series. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information about the lectures, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.