Monday, Oct. 23

70x2020 conference, pathology chair candidate's presentation highlight week's agenda

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

Monday, Oct. 23

Richardson
Richardson

CDC division director to keynote annual 70v2020 conference

Dr. Lisa C. Richardson, director of the Center for Disease Control’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, will give the keynote address, “Moving Patients to Screening: Strategies to Reach the Unscreened,” for the 70x2020 Colorectal Screening Initiative’s annual conference, scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Others scheduled to speak during the conference include Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director and Ergon Chair in Cancer Research; Chigozie Udemgba, director of the Mississippi State Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program; Dr. John McKee, president of the Mississippi Gastroenterology Society; and Dr. Elizabeth North, head of the Mississippi State University Extension Service’s agricultural communications.

The 70x2020 Colorectal Screening Initiative is a statewide organization working to see 70 percent of eligible Mississippians screened for colorectal cancer by 2020. All Medical Center faculty and staff are invited. A light breakfast and lunch will be available.

For more information or to RSVP, call Veronica Mayes at 4-1979 or email her at vmayes@umc.edu.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Meiri
Meiri

Tufts professor to illuminate scientist, teacher partnerships

Dr Karina F. Meiri, professor in the Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology at the Tufts University School of Medicine, will present “Scientist/teacher Partnerships: Philosophies and Metrics for Success,” from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in classroom 3A (room 318 in 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 Beverly Brooks at 4-1641.​

Allen
Allen

Pathology chair candidate to talk 21st Century growth

Dr. Tim Allen, professor of pathology, director of anatomic pathology and program director of surgical pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch and candidate for chair of pathology at UMMC, will present the seminar, “UMMC Department of Pathology – Growing into the 21st Century,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in lecture hall 122 of the new School of Medicine academic building.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578.

 

Thursday, Oct. 26

Sowers
Sowers

Missouri professor to review receptor activation’s role in relaxation

Dr. James R. Sowers, professor of medicine and physiology, Thomas W. and Joan F. Burns Chair in Diabetology and director of the Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, will present “Role of Cell Specific Mineralocorticoid Receptor Activation in Cardiovascular Stiffness and Impaired Relaxation” at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center and the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

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.

Chima
Chima

Chima to apply population health to diabetes care

Dr. Charles C. Chima will give the population health presentation, “Applying the Population Health Approach to Diabetes Care: Theory and Practice,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in room 323 of the School of Medicine (third-floor conference room).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Gina Hamilton at 5-9003 or email her at ghamilton@umc.edu.

Friday, Oct. 27

Welsch
Welsch

Welsch to locate population health wanderers

Dr. Michael A. Welsch will give the population health presentation, “Not All Those Who Wander (or Walk) Are Lost,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, in room 323 of the School of Medicine (third-floor conference room).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Gina Hamilton at 5-9003 or email her at ghamilton@umc.edu.

alz_stories.jpgConcert dedicated to Alzheimer’s benefits The MIND Center

The MIND Center and the Mississippi Chorus will host a concert, "Sing Anything,” dedicated to those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, with three performances scheduled from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 27-29.

Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, the Mississippi Chorus, orchestra and soloists will take part in the performances, which will include Robert S. Cohen’s choral masterpiece “Alzheimer’s Stories.” All proceeds will fund The MIND Center's Alzheimer's research.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Fondren; 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Link Centre in Tupelo.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities or to purchase tickets, visit www.singanything.org, call 4-6019 or email dlafferty@umc.edu.

 

Next week

Doris
Doris

UT metabolic chair to talk HTN, kidney disease, brain injury

Dr. Peter A. Doris, professor of molecular medicine, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Distinguished University Chair in Metabolic and Inflammatory Diseases and director of the Center for Human Genetics Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Genetic Mechanisms of Kidney Disease and Brain Injury in Hypertensive Rats,” at noon on Monday, Oct. 30, in room 6A.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690 or email her at pbanks@umc.edu.

Prokop
Prokop

HudsonAlpha scientist to help understand kidney, cardio variants

Dr. Jeremy Prokop, senior scientist at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Understanding Genomic Variants Using Data to Knowledge Application to Kidney and Cardiovascular Biology,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 4-1505.

Vitter
Vitter

Chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Vitter and Woodward will provide an update on the university and the Medical Center for the next fiscal year. The agenda also will include a recognition of faculty with 20 years of service.

Full-time faculty members who have 20 years of continuous full-time faculty service are asked to contact Dorothy Singleton by Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the phone number or address listed below.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at drsingleton@umc.edu.

Drone
Drone

Delta Heath Alliance rep to discuss health disparities in MS

Shenetta Drone, associate vice president of health information technology grants for the Delta Health Alliance, will discuss health disparities most prominent in Mississippi and methods to create sustainable, community-level change from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the UMMC chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. The DHA works in the Mississippi Delta to improve access to health services, promote healthier lifestyles and expand educational opportunities in some of Mississippi’s most underserved communities.

For more information, email Brent Necaise at bnecaise@umc.edu.