Monday, Oct. 9

Biomedical materials scientist, Millsaps professor's talks top week's agenda

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

Monday, Oct. 9

Janorkar
Janorkar

Dentistry professor to cover tissue engineering, drug delivery

Dr. Amol V. Janorkar, professor of dentistry in the Department of Biomedical Materials Science, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Leveraging Research Facilities Available at UMMC: A Multidisciplinary Research Endeavor in Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 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. 10

Sondgeroth
Sondgeroth

Former St. Dominic CEO to discuss integrating faith, profession

Sr. Dorothea Sondgeroth, associate executive director of the St. Dominic Health Services Foundation and former CEO and president of St. Dominic Health Services, will present “To Lead or to Be Led: The Blending of Hospital Administration and Religious Life,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Sponsored by the UMMC Catholic Students Association, the talk will focus on Sondgeroth’s experiences in her administrative role at St. Dominic and how she integrated her faith into her profession. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 in attendance.

For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Davis
Davis

Physiology grad assistant to talk BP, aging, IUGR rat

Gwendolyn Davis, a graduate assistant in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Blood Pressure, Aging and the IUGR Female Rat,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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.

Lim
Lim

Psychiatrist to connect healthy food, happy children

Dr. Crystal S. Lim, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, will give the Everyday Wellness presentation, “Healthy Food and Happy Kids? It’s Possible!” from 12:10-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. No registration is required. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at cbcole@umc.edu.

 

Friday Oct. 13

Bowley
Bowley

Millsaps religious studies chair to reflect on ‘Jewishness,’ health care

Dr. James Bowley, professor and chair of religious studies at Millsaps College, will give the Faith Forum fall lecture, “Jewishness and Health Care: Beyond the Bagel,” at noon on Friday, Oct. 13, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the UMMC Faith Forum and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. For more information, call Edgar Meyer at 4-1659 or email him at emeyer@umc.edu.

 

On the horizon

Neale
Neale

Los Alamos fellow to ponder GPCR, Ra signaling

Dr. Chris Neale, director’s fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Center for Nonlinear Studies, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Signaling Across the Plasma Membrane and Into Cells via GPCRs and Ras,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 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.

Kararigas
Kararigas

Berlin professor to talk hormonal, sex-specific heart regulation

Dr. Georgios Kararigas, DZHK professor at the Institute of Gender in Medicine and the Center for Cardiovascular Research, Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany, will give the Women’s Health Research Center/Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Hormonal and Sex-specific Regulation of the Healthy and Diseased Heart,” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 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.

Fouquier
Fouquier

MEW journal club to discuss school-based health centers

Dr. Mary Kate Fouquier, associate professor of nursing and director of the Lanier High School Teen Wellness Clinic, will serve as the discussion leader for the Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “School Based Health Centers to Advance Health Equity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in conference room D on the second floor of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

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 fcaples@umc.edu.

Elkin
Elkin

UMMC faculty to talk pediatric mind health at CAY event

Dr. David Elkin, professor of psychiatry, Dr. Cynthia Field, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Dr. Monica Sutton, associate professor of pediatrics, will present “State of Mind: The Truth About Anxiety, Depression and Other Mood Disorders Facing Our Children and Youth” at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The talk is presented by the Center for Advancement of Youth and the Junior League of Jackson. Supper will be available on a first-come basis at 6:15 a.m. Child care for children ages 3-10 will be available.

For more information, visit www.umc.edu/answers or email Annie Oeth at aoeth@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.