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Ophthalmology series, health disparities club meeting highlight busy agenda

Published on Monday, March 13, 2017

Published on March 13, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 14

Chicago neurobiologist to discuss novel transmissions


Dr. Ruth Anne Eatock, professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will present "Vestibular Hair Cells and Afferents: Driving Fast Reflexes With Novel Ion Channel and Synaptic Transmission Mechanisms” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 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, March 15

NYU professor to explain data mining, clinical resolutions


Dr. Jung Kim, visiting professor at the New York University Langone Medical Center, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Data Mining: Using Existing Data to Resolve Clinical Issues,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at



Neurobiologist to host three-dimensional ADDS discussion


Dr. Dongmei Cui, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, will present the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, “Stereoscopic Visualization of 3-D Virtual Models for Anatomy Education,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in classroom 6A.

The seminar is offered by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Brenda Ward at



Journal club to talk telehealth, community HIV providers


Dr. James B. Brock, assistant professor of infectious diseases, will serve as the discussion leader for the Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “The Impact of a Telehealth Program That Delivers Remote Consultation and Longitudinal Mentorship to Community HIV Providers,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The session is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Continuing education credit is available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at



Iowa diabetes expert to discuss metabolic signaling


Dr. E. Dale Abel, John B. Stokes III Chair of Diabetes Research, director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, will present “Metabolic Signaling and the Regulation of Myocardial Autophagy” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence-Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases, and the Mississippi Center for Translational Research.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



Thursday-Friday, March 16-17

Renowned Tenn ophthalmologist to give grand rounds


Dr. Carl C. Awh of Tennessee Retina, P.C. in Nashville, an internationally recognized clinician, surgeon and educator, will present a pair of Department of Ophthalmology Grand Round Series lectures Thursday-Friday, March 16-17.

Awh will present “An Incomplete History of Vitreoretinal Surgery” and “Genetic Testing, AMD and AREDS Supplements,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in room LP-104 at 764 Lakeland Drive. He also will present “Interesting Vitreoretinal Surgical Cases” and “Talking with Patients about Retina Problems” at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 17, in room LP-104 at 764 Lakeland Drive.

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



On the horizon

Dallas trauma surgeon to examine race, violence, medicine


Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's premier “inclUsive conversations” dialogue series presentation, “Critical Mass: Examining Race, Violence and Medicine in the 21st Century,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in room CW-308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Dashunda Bunton at



Vitter, Woodward to speak at spring faculty meeting


Dr. Jeff Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak during the spring faculty meeting at noon on Wednesday, April 12, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The pair will provide an update for the university and the Medical Center of the next fiscal year.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email