Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Monday, Sept. 25
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.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physiologist to take on renal denervation mechanisms
Dr. William A. Pruett, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Mechanisms of Variable Response in Renal Denervation,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 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.
Psychologist to have crucial conversation about communication
Dr. Julie Schumacher-Coffey, professor of psychology, will give the Everyday Wellness presentation, “The Art of Effective Communication,” from 12:10-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept, 27, 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 28
IT Shows 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Georgetown neuroscientist to explore traumatic brain injury
Dr. Sonia Villapol, assistant professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Restoration of the Brain Through the Periphery: Exploring a Novel Therapeutic Avenue for Traumatic Brain Injury,” at noon on Monday, Oct. 2, in room 6A.
For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.
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 email@example.com. For more information, call Brianne Pardo at 4-6885 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.