September 18

Upcoming events

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




Wednesday, Sept. 20

Kundu
Kundu

Dayton anesthesiologist to STOMP pediatric pain

Dr. Anjana Kundu, consultant and attending anesthesiologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “STOMP out Pediatric Pain: A Systematic Approach to Building and Growing a Program,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at jlalexander@umc.edu.

grand_rounds.jpg3M info pro, surgery revenue manager to give Grand Rounds

Dr. Kasey Poon of 3M health information systems will present “Highlight Department Specific DRGs, Capturing of Secondary Diagnosis, Operative Report Completeness and Accuracy, BMI and Morbidity,” and Karen Marble, revenue manager in the Department of Surgery, will present “Basic Integument Coding Concept,” as part of the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation at 8 and 9 a.m., respectively, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.

Bowley
Bowley

Millsaps religious studies chair to associate Abraham, health care

Dr. James Bowley, professor and chair of the Religious Studies Department at Millsaps College, will present the first Faith Forum fall lecture, “Health Care: What’s Abraham Got to Do with It?” at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in room 4A (N413) on the North Wing of University Hospital.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.

Wang
Wang

Physiologist to describe HTN, diabetes interaction in nephropathy

Dr. Zhen Wang, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Interaction of Hypertension and Diabetes in Progressive Nephropathy,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 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.


Thursday, Sept. 21

Mitchell
Mitchell

Duke scientist to explore TOPS obesity treatment

Dr. Nia S. Mitchell, assistant professor and director of research obesity programs at the Duke University School of Medicine, will present “Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): An Option to Treat Obesity in the Underserved,” at noon on Thursday, Sept. 21, 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.

Hussa
Hussa

Millsaps biology prof to discuss college faculty career

Dr. Elizabeth Hussa, assistant professor of biology at Millsaps College, will give the Career Opportunity and Professional Development Lecture, “Teaching and Research: Being Faculty at a Liberal Arts College,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All graduate students and post-doc students are invited. Food and refreshments will be available for trainees.

For more information or to schedule a meeting with the speaker, call Shanna Moulds at 4-1632.

Hester
Hester

Computational med director to talk tech transfer, start-ups

Dr. Robert L. Hester, director of the Center for Computational Medicine and director of Developmental Computer Services, Electronics and Instrumentations Core, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Technology Transfer: How to Create a Start-up Company at UMMC,” at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 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.


On the horizon

Busby-Whitehead
Busby-Whitehead

Medicine chair candidate to link geriatrics, emergency medicine

Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, professor of medicine, director of the Center for Aging and Health, founding chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and director of the Geriatric Education Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and candidate for Chair of Medicine at UMMC, will give the School of Medicine seminar, “Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine Collaboration: A Paradigm for Improving Patient Care, Education and Research,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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

Coolen
Coolen

Physiologist 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.

Muenzberg-Gruening
Muenzberg-Gruening

Pennington researcher to investigate food reward, homeostasis

Dr. Heike Muenzberg-Gruening, associate professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and at Louisiana State University, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences seminar series presentation, “Neuronal Circuits of the Lateral Hypothalamus in Food Reward and Energy Homeostasis,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 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.

Acosta
Acosta

AAMC 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 mscott4@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 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 fcaples@umc.edu.

grand_rounds.jpgAngola health systems expert to discuss HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Dr. Paul A. Burns, health systems strengthening specialist for IT Shows, Inc. in Luanda, Angola, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, "Sex and the City: Urbanization, the Built Environment and the Sexual Geography of HIV/AIDS in South Africa," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in lecture hall 122 in the School of Medicine building.

Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. For more information, call Johnlyn Clark at 4-2479 or email jmclark2@umc.edu.

Thaker
Thaker

Pathology chair candidate to follow pathologists’ evolving role

Dr. Harsh Thaker, former professor and vice chair of operations in the Department of Pathology in the Mount Sinai Health System and candidate for chair of pathology at UMMC, will give the School of Medicine seminar, “The Evolving Role of the Pathologist in Improving Health Care Quality,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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

Rhee
Rhee

Wisconsin otolaryngologist to cover nasal surgery outcomes

Dr. John S. Rhee, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Nasal Surgery Outcomes: Form, Function and Satisfaction,” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 (Part 1), and at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 (Part 2), in 5 East Conference Room of the Department of Otolaryngology.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation, email emcnabb@umc.edu. For more information, call Brianne Pardo at 4-6885 or email her at bpardo@umc.edu.

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.

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.