Physiology seminar tops shortened holiday week slatePublished on Thursday, January 12, 2017 Published on January 12, 2017 A physiology seminar by a UMMC neurologist highlights an upcoming academic week shortened by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, but more presentations are on the horizon for the Medical Center campus.Wednesday, Jan. 18 Neurologist to discuss preeclampsia sFlt-1 targeting BidwellDr. Lee Bidwell, associate professor of neurology and associate professor of biochemistry, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Targeting sFlt-1 for Treatment of Preeclampsia,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 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. On the horizon Pennington center director to talk 'repurposed' obesity tx GreenwayDr. Frank Greenway, professor and medical director at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will present “Translational Treatment for Obesity with Repurposed Drugs and Foods” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research. For more information, email Lisa Boney at email@example.com. Physiology professor to give GWIMS talk on gender equity LindseyDr. Merry Lindsey, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the Mississippi Center for Heart Research, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Seminar Series presentation, “The 3 Rs of Gender Equity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Leading cardiologists to give Heart Month presentations As part of a national celebration of American Heart Month in February, four visiting physicians will give presentations during the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center Heart Month Seminar Series.* Dr. Joseph A. Hill, professor of internal medicine and molecular biology, James T. Willerson, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases, Frank M. Ryburn Jr. Chair in Heart Research, chief of the Division of Cardiology and director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present the 20th Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Research Lecture, “Epigenetic Control of mTOR in Cardiovascular Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing. Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis. The lecture is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center, the American Heart Association and the Mississippi Center for Heart Research.* Dr. Paul K. Whelton, Show Chwan Professor of Global Public Health at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will present “Clinical Trials, Practice Guidelines, Policy and Performance Indicators” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.* 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. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.* 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). Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Medicine.For more information about the lectures, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at email@example.com.