Nov. 6, 2017

Research Awards, visiting experts' talks highlight week's events

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

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Roman
Roman

Biologist to dissect associative learning in drosophila

Dr. Gregg Roman, professor and chair of biology at the University of Mississippi, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences seminar, “Molecular and Neural Dissection of Associative Learning in Drosophila,” from noon-1 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in classroom 3A (room 318 in the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Beverly Brooks at 4-1641 or email her at bbrooks2@umc.edu.

Sanacora
Sanacora

Yale psychiatrist to investigate mood disorders treatment

Dr. Gerard Sanacora, professor of psychiatry, director of the Yale Depression Research Program and co-director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service, will present the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience seminar, “Glial Cell and Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Contributions to the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders,” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in Guyton Library room G151.

For more information, call Tasha Mosley at 5-5392 or email tmosley2@umc.edu.

Wirschell
Wirschell

Biochemistry faculty to identify ciliary protein networks

Dr. Maureen Wirschell, assistant professor of biochemistry, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Identification of Ciliary Protein Networks Using BioID,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 4-1505 or email her at ktjohnson@umc.edu.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Bakdash
Bakdash

Pediatric neurologist to give Faith Forum presentation

Dr. Tarif Bakdash, associate professor of pediatric neurology, will give the Faith Forum lecture, “The Truth about Islam,” at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The forum is sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance.

For more information, call Edgar Meyer at 4-1659 or email him at emeyer@umc.edu.

Senyo
Senyo

Case Western bio engineer to tackle cardiac microenvironment

Dr. Sam Senyo, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, will give the Department of Physiology presentation, “Engineering Tools to Study the Cardiac Microenvironment,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at chortongraham@umc.edu.

Cunningham
Cunningham

Psychiatry faculty to cover ‘holiday blues’

Dr. Sarah Cunningham, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, will give the Everyday Wellness presentation, “The Holiday Blues: Is it the Season? Or Something More?” from 12:10-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at cbcole@umc.edu.

 

Thursday, Nov. 9

Newgard
Newgard

Duke expert to reveal cardiometabolic disease intervention strategies

Dr. Christopher B. Newgard, director of the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center and professor and director of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine, will present “Metabolomics Reveals New Cardiometabolic Disease Mechanisms and Intervention Strategies” at noon on Thursday, Nov. 9 in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

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

research.jpgAwards ceremony to honor exceptional researchers

The Excellence in Research Awards ceremony to honor UMMC faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves with exceptional research is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

A reception and tours of the new Translational Research Center will take place after the ceremony.

 

Next week

Hossain
Hossain

NE Ohio pharmacy expert to discuss environmental exposure

Dr. Muhammad M. Hossain, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University, will give the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Environmental Exposure, Adult Neurogenesis, and Learning and Memory,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 13, in room 6A.

For more information, call Marilyn Brooks at 4-1635 or email her at mbrooks3@umc.edu.

Rosch
Rosch

St. Jude specialist to talk pneumococcal genetics, antibiotic resistance

Dr. Jason Rosch, assistant member of the Department of Infectious Diseases and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, will give the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, “Leveraging Pneumococcal Genetics to Understand Disease and Antibiotic Resistance,” at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov 13, in room 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Angeline Green at 4-1700 or email her at agreen@umc.edu.

Stoll
Stoll

Newcastle researcher to cover brain tumor metabolism

Dr. Elizabeth Stoll, CANDO Research Fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Fatty Acid Metabolism in Brain Tumors – An Opportunity for Drug Discovery,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 5-1505 or email her at ktjohnson@umc.edu.

Reckelhoff
Reckelhoff

Women’s health director to reveal mentoring’s importance

Dr. Jane F. Reckelhoff, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and chair of biochemistry and director of the Women’s Health Research Center, will give the Group on Women in Medicine and Science Connect-Share-Advance presentation, “The Importance of Mentoring at All Stages of Your Career,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at kwhitney@umc.edu.

nationalphilanthropyday.jpgPanel to discuss service-oriented leadership

A panel of UMMC faculty and staff will discuss service-oriented leadership as part of National Philanthropy Day at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Sponsored by the Associated Student Body and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the event will include a discussion and question-and-answer session with panelists Dr. Juanyce Taylor, chief diversity and inclusion officer; Dr. Robin Rockhold, deputy chief academic officer; Dr. David Felton, School of Dentistry dean; Tammy Dempsey, Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning director; and Natalie Hutto, chief development officer.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, call Edgar Meyer at (662) 719-0276 or email him at emeyer@umc.edu.

Saunders
Saunders

CDC chief among speakers at CAY parenting presentation

Dr. Barbara Saunders, chief of the Child Development Clinic, will be among the speakers at the UMMC Center for Advancement of Youth and Junior League of Jackson presentation, “Parenting the Young Child: Everything You Wish Someone Had Told You,” at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Lauren Elliott, nurse practitioner, and Genevieve Garrett, social worker, also will speak at the event, which is part of a monthly seminar series. Light supper and child care for children ages 3-10 will be available.

For more information, visit www.umc.edu/answers or call Sara Hart Fellows at 4-5236 or email her at sfellows@umc.edu.

Stanley
Stanley

Author to conduct ‘no panic’ presentation for GWIMS

Mandi Stanley, author of the No Panic Plan for Presenters, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science seminar, “No Panic Presentation Skills for Women in Medicine,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union ballroom.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at kwhitney@umc.edu.  

Sturgis
Sturgis

UT professor to offer pair of HPV-related cancer presentations

Dr. Erich Madison Sturgis, professor and Christopher and Susan Damico Chair for Viral Associated Malignancies, Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Epidemiology, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will give a pair of presentations on HPV-related cancers.

Sturgis will present “The HPV Cancer Epidemic – Why We Must Vaccinate Our Boys” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, and “Organizing a Translational Program in HPV-related Cancers: The M.D. Anderson HPV Moon Shot” at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Both presentations will take place in the Department of Otolaryngology’s 5 East Conference Room.

For more information or to reserve a seat for either lecture, email Erin McNabb at emcnabb@umc.edu.