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Visiting seminars by Florida, UT-Southwestern faculty highlight week's agenda

Published on Monday, June 19, 2017

Published on June 19, 2017

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

Monday, June 19

Florida physiologist to cover hypoxia, stress, fetal brain


Dr. Charles E. Wood, professor and chair of physiology and functional genomics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, will present “Hypoxia, Stress and Fetal Brain Inflammation: What's the Microbiome Got to Do with It?” at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 19, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. The seminar is presented by the Department of Biochemistry. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 4-1505.



Wednesday, June 21

UT-Southwestern surgeon to talk endoscopic skull surgery


Dr. Samuel L. Barnett, associate professor of neurological surgery and co-director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, will present the 2017 Orlando J. Andy Lecture, “Skull Base Surgery in the Endoscopic Era,” from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, in the Bank Plus Conference Center on the second-floor atrium mall at Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Robin French at 4-5705 or email her at rfrench@umc.edu.



Physiologist to explain degenerin protein's role in VSMCs

Dr. Heather Drummond, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Role of Degenerin Proteins in VSMCs,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 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

Ceremony to honor UMMC retirees with 25 years of service

UMMC will host a ceremony to honor its retiring faculty and staff with 25 consecutive years or more of service to the institution ending July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 30, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

For more information, email Laura Hodge at lhodge@umc.edu.



Cleveland surgeon to investigate metabolic surgery


Dr. Philip Schauer, professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, will present “Metabolic Surgery: A Cure for Diabetes and Obesity?” at noon on Friday, June 30, 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 Obesity Research and the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at ckaime@umc.edu.



CTO to cover security, technology during ADDS talk


Kevin Yearick, chief technology officer, will give the Academic Development and Discover Seminar (ADDS), "Technology and Security: From Artificial Intelligence to Zeus," from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, in room R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Yearick will discuss the latest trends in the industry and UMMC's security technology transformation. The seminar is presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Office of Academic Development. For more information, email bgward@umc.edu.