Fall faculty meeting, MBN director's opioid discussion highlight week's events
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Monday, Oct. 30
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
MBN director to explore opioid epidemic for new physicians
John Dowdy, director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, will present “Opioid Crisis in Mississippi and What New Physicians Need to Know” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in classroom 4A in the old School of Medicine.
All Medical Center residents and students are invited. The event is sponsored by the UMMC Family Medicine Interest Group and the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Beth Wilson at 4-5422 or email her at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 2
Harvard researcher to delve into Type 2 diabetes genetics
Dr. James B. Meigs, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Clinical Research, Clinical Effectiveness Research Unit, Harvard Medical School, will present “Health Implications of Type 2 Diabetes Genetics” at noon on Thursday, Nov. 2, 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 email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 3
Medicine prof to review older adult medical management
Dr. Beverly Gwen Windham, professor of medicine and director of the Neuro-Epidemiology Core in The MIND Center, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, “Principles of Medication Management in Older Adults,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.
For more information, call Alexis Hicks at 5-5588 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice chancellor emeritus to moderate panel to ‘disrupt aging’
Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor emeritus for health affairs, will moderate a panel discussion, “#Disrupt Aging: Living Your Best Life at Every Age,” from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in the ballroom at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
Sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons in collaboration with UMMC, the Everyday Wellness event will provide information about what it means to “reinvent aging” by giving practical advice on how to embrace opportunities to live longer and better.
All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Attendees also will receive a free copy of the book Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Awards 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. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited.