Visiting lectures, MLK service highlight week's activitiesPublished on Monday, January 9, 2017 Published on January 09, 2017 Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.Tuesday, Jan. 10 Emory anesthesiologist to talk stem cell therapy, stroke WeiDr. Ling Wei, professor and John E. Steinhaus Endowed Chair at the Emory School of Medicine, will present “Combination Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in room 4A.The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Department of Neurology. For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690. LSU scientist to promote gene transfer, ALS study KleinDr. Ronald Klein, associate professor of pharmacology, toxicology and neuroscience at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, will present “CNS Gene Transfer for Studying ALS” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).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. Virginia professor to discuss kidney disease progression LeDr. Thu Le, University of Virginia Health System Harrison Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine and chair of molecular physiology and biological physics, will present “Role of GSTM1Gene in Kidney Disease Progression: From Bedside to Bench and Back” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the Guyton Conference Room (room G451-04).The seminar is sponsored by the Division of Nephrology and the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center. For more information, call Diana Carpenter at 4-5687. Wednesday, Jan. 11 Vascular surgeon to describe thoracic trauma MitchellDr. Marc E. Mitchell, professor of vascular surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Thoracic Vascular Trauma - Evaluation and Management," at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Harvard researcher to describe Txnip's emerging role YoshiokaDr. Jun Yoshioka, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Brigham Regenerative Medicine Center Confocal Core Facility at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, will present “The Emerging Role of Txnip in Cardiac Physiology and Pathology” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. 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. Pastoral Services to host MLK prayer service KingAs part of the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Department of Pastoral Services will host a “Prayers of the People” from noon-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the University Chapel.Multicolored candles will be lit in celebration of and as an expression of humanity's unity in diversity. The ceremony is open to all faith traditions and denominations.For more information, email Doris Whitaker at email@example.com. Thursday, Jan. 12 Arizona surgeon to explain curriculum evolution WitteDr. Marlys Witte, professor of surgery and director of student research programs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and secretary-general of the International Society of Lymphology, will give the Academic Development and Discover Seminar, “Evolution of the Curriculum: Medical Ignorance, What We Know We Don't Know, Don't Know We Don't Know, and Think We Know But Don't,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).The seminar is sponsored by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. UAB nutritionist to discuss obesity, metabolic disorders BushDr. Nikki Bush, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present "Ethnic Disparities in Obesity and Metabolic Risk" from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research,Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Lisa Boney at email@example.com. On the horizon 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.