September 11

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Upcoming events

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

Monday, Sept. 11

Iliescu, Radu_WebRomanian professor to talk laser desorption ionization

Dr. Radu Iliescu, a professor at the Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi, Romania, will give the Women's Health Research Center/Department of Biochemistry presentation, "Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight - Mass Spectrometry for Protein Identification and Quantification," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

gwims_logo.jpgHR service partner to lead GWIMS ‘generational’ presentation

Paula Shelton, human resources service partner-talent development, will present the Group on Women in Medicine and Science's Embracing Generational Differences seminar from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in room 308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar will cover emerging data about generations in the workforce and influences and traits that form generational personalities. The event will include a discussion about clash points - issues where generations collide - how to bridge the gap between those issues and how to begin to embrace others at work.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Teresa Clayton at​

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Matthew Kutcher  puskarich,-michael_web.jpgSurgery, emergency med faculty to cover CODA Trial

Dr. Matthew Kutcher, assistant professor of surgery (trauma/critical care) and Dr. Michael Puskarich, associate professor of emergency medicine, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Comparing Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy: The CODA Trial,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at

Portrait of Amy SullivanDental hygiene professor to demonstrate oral health techniques

Dr. Amy Sullivan, professor of dental hygiene in the School of Dentistry, will share helpful tips and perform an oral hygiene demonstration as part of an Everyday Wellness presentation, "Beyond Brushing: What You Need to Know About Oral Health," from 12:10-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

The event will include free oral cancer screenings. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Brea Cole at

Friday, Sept. 15

Sarah CunninghamPsychologist to give Mississippi mental health care overview

Dr. Sarah Cunningham, assistant professor of psychiatry, Division of Psychology, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, “Mental Wellness in the Magnolia: A Brief Overview of Mental Health Care,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Susie DeLoach at 4-6936 or Bianca Levy at 4-5746.

On the horizon

coolen,-lique_web.jpgPhysiologist to discuss sexual dysfunction tx after spinal cord injury

Dr. Lique M. Coolen, professor of physiology and biophysics and associate dean of postdoctoral studies in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Towards Development of Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 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.

acosta,-david-aamc.jpgAAMC diversity officer to talk bridging cultural divide

​Dr. David A. Acosta, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, will give a Distinguished Lecture Series presentation, "Bridging the Cultural Divide in Academic Medicine Through Inclusion Excellence," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857 or email her at

fouquier,-kate_web.jpgMEW 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 Thursday, Sept. 28, 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

sondgeroth,dorothea_st_dom_web.jpgFormer 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

Vitter_Jeffrey_webChancellor, 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 email address listed below.

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