February

Visiting lectures, health disparities meeting top busy week

Visiting lectures, health disparities meeting top busy week

Published on February 13, 2017

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

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Vienna postdoc associate to discuss movement rehab

Krenn
Krenn

Dr. Matthias Krenn, a postdoctoral research associate at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, will present “Electrical Stimulation for Intervention and Assessment in Movement Rehabilitation” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in classroom 3A (room 318 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, Feb. 15

Disparities journal club to tackle obesity prevention policy

Jones
Jones

Dr. Ellen Jones, assistant professor of health administration in the School of Health Related Professions, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, “Ethical Agreement and Disagreement about Obesity Prevention Policy in the United States,” scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in room CW 106 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, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at fcaples@umc.edu.

 


 

Physiologist to explain cardiac SIRT1 pathway, aging

Li
Li

Dr. Ji Li, associate professor of physiology and biophysics and associate director of cardiac aging research, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Cardiac Sirtuin 1 Signaling Pathway in Aging,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 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, Feb. 16

New director to describe palliative care services

Dr. Keith Mansel, professor of medicine and director of adult palliative care, will give a lunchtime presentation, “Comfort and Support Through Palliative Care,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the University Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Mansel will describe how palliative care improves quality of life, how it differs from hospice care and how to include it in a care plan.

Drinks and dessert will be available. For more information or to make a reservation, call Dixie Myrick at 5-1974 or email her at dmyrick@umc.edu.

 


 

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.




 


 

Friday, Feb. 17 

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.

 


 

On the horizon

Michigan cariology chair to speak at SOD Research Day

Nor
Nor

Dr. Jacques Nör, professor and chair of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will give the keynote lecture, “Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells,” from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Nör's presentation is part of the School of Dentistry Research Day 2017, which will include poster preparation from 9:15-10 a.m.; poster presentations, judging of student posters and biomedical materials science lab demonstrations from 10-11:30 a.m.; and an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. that will include the presentation of certificates and awards at 12:15 p.m. All events will take place in the student union's second-floor conference rooms.

For more information, call Pete Lewis at 4-6010 or email him at glewis3@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.

 


 

Schwartz Rounds to address suspected patient abuse

Amy Hooker, a forensic pediatric nurse, and Kim Horn, a nurse manager in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, are the scheduled speakers for the next Schwartz Center Rounds, “When You Suspect Your Patient Has Been Abused,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Health care providers are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. Lunch is provided by the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services. Attendees must bring their valid UMMC badges for registration.

For more information, email Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at efranklin@umc.edu.

 


 

Annual Tatum Lecture to welcome visiting panelists

deShazo
deShazo

Dr. Rick deShazo, professor of medicine, will serve as the facilitator for the Tatum Lecture 2017, “Does Mississippi's Health Status Reflect Ethical Shortcomings Among Our Health Professionals?” scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Joining deShazo for the panel discussion will be Dr. Janice Bacon, a pediatrician in Canton; Dr. Robert Smith, a family medicine physician in Jackson; Dr. Edward Hill, a family physician in Tupelo and former president of the American Medical Association; and Michelle Wheeler, a School of Medicine student.

Sponsored by the Department of Medicine, the Department of Surgery, the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Office of Public Affairs, the lecture is in memory of Dr. Nancy O'Neal Tatum, a family medicine physician whose pioneering work established the first formal program of medical ethics at UMMC.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. Lunch will be available for the first 125 in attendance. For more information, email Pam Wardlaw at pwardlaw@umc.edu.