Monday, Jan. 29

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Cancer Institute director's meeting, MEW journal club discussion, invited talks top week's agenda

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

Monday, Jan. 29

Madireddy
Madireddy

Einstein College postdoc to talk Fanconi Anemia, instability

Dr. Advaitha Madireddy, cell, molecular and cancer biology postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Cell Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present “Replicative Defects Drive Genomic Instability in Fanconi Anemia Patients” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available.

The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851 or email her at ckelly4@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Jan. 30

Phillips
Phillips

Dentistry faculty to review Give Kids a Smile

Dr. Scott Phillips, associate professor of care planning and restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry, and Marla Martin, clinical operations director in the School of Dentistry, will give the Dental Grand Rounds presentation, “Give Kids a Smile Review,” at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, call Angela Stokes at 4-6025 or email her at alstokes@umc.edu.

Bailey
Bailey

SHRP dean to celebrate life during CSA presentation

Dr. Jessica Bailey, dean of the School of Health Related Professions, will give the Catholic Students Association lunch and learn presentation, "The Celebration of Life: The Dignity of the Human Person," at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 50 attendees. For more information, call Edgar Meyer at (662) 719-0276 or email him at emeyer@umc.edu.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Nursing faculty to provide lifestyle medicine information

Dr. Josie H. Bidwell, associate professor of nursing, will present “A Healthier You with Lifestyle Medicine” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the hospital administration large conference room.

Attendees will learn what to expect on a visit to the new UMMC Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, including how lifestyle medicine can help patients live longer, healthier lives; what medically integrated fitness can do for patients; and which healthy habits can be started immediately.

For more information or to register, call Mary Manuel at 4-2746 or email lifestylemedclinic@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Jan. 31

Tsen
Tsen

Harvard anesthesiologist to cover dural puncture technique

Dr. Lawrence Tsen, associate professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Epidural Version 3.0: The Dural Puncture Epidural Technique,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in classroom 3A.

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

Ruckdeschel
Ruckdeschel

CI director to host pair of quarterly meetings

Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director, will host a pair of quarterly Cancer Institute Director’s meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The first meeting will take place from 11 a.m.-noon in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing and the second will take place from 4-5 p.m. in room MK1109 at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

All Medical Center employees who work with cancer patients or who conduct cancer research are invited. The meetings will include an overview of UMMC Cancer Institute objectives, an update on progress toward those objectives and a question-and-answer session.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Susan Roberts at 5-6802 or email her at scroberts@umc.edu.

Holder
Holder

MEW Journal Club to discuss discrimination, education, BMI

Dr. Nneka Holder, associate professor of pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “Racial Discrimination and Low Household Education Predict Higher Body Mass Index in African-American Youth,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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.

Spradley
Spradley

Surgery faculty to offer chronic liver disease program

Dr. Frank Spradley, assistant professor of surgery, will present the Department of Physiology seminar, “Programming of Chronic Liver Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at chortongraham@umc.edu.


Friday. Feb. 2

Gutierrez
Gutierrez

Rocky Mountain psychologist to delve into suicide risk assessment

Dr. Peter Gutierrez, clinical/research psychologist at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, “Clinical Suicide Risk Assessment: Application of Findings from Military Research,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Alexis Hicks at 5-5588 or email her at amhicks@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Feb. 6

Piekarski
Piekarski

UC Berkeley scientist to explore steroids, adolescent development

Dr. David Piekarski from the Department of Psychology, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Unit, University of California Berkeley, will present “Do Gonadal Steroids Impact Frontal Cortex Function and Plasticity During Adolescent Development?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in classroom 3A (North Wing room 318).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Beverly Brooks at 4-1641 or email her at bbrooks2@umc.edu.

Batlivala
Batlivala

Pediatric cardiologist to review neonatal heart disease screening

Dr. Sarosh Batlivala, associate professor of pediatric cardiology, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, “Early Impact of a Statewide Neonatal Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in conference room SM323 on the third floor of the new School of Medicine academic building.

For more information, call Sondra Redmont at 4-2705 or email her at sredmont@umc.edu.


Thursday, Feb. 8

Brown
Brown

Harvard prof to address aquaporin-2, water balance disorders

Dr. Dennis Brown, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; director of the MGH Program in Membrane Biology, Division of Nephrology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Simches Research Center; and president of the American Physiological Society, will give the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center’s Heart Month Seminar Series presentation, “Understanding Aquaporin-2 Trafficking to Address Water Balance Disorders: Informed and Unbiased Approaches,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1426 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.


Thursday, Feb. 15

Rana
Rana

Chicago ob-gyn to predict angiogenic factors, preeclampsia

Dr. Sarosh Rana, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Chicago, will give the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center’s Heart Month Seminar Series presentation, “Angiogenic Factors and Preeclampsia – Prediction of Adverse Outcomes,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1426 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.


Thursday, Feb. 22

competency.pngSHRP faculty to cover competency-based ed in ADDS talk

Several faculty members in the School of Health Related Professions are among those scheduled to speak during the Academic Development and Discover Seminar, "What is Competency Based Education?" from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in room 197 1A in the SHRP classroom building.

Among those slated to speak are Dr. Mark Gray, academic dean; Dr. Cynthia Casey, chair of health sciences; Dr. Linda Croff-Poole, B.H.S. program director; Debbie McGlaun, assistant professor of health sciences; and Emily Cole, associate director of student records.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Academic Development. For more information, call Casey at 4-6315 or email her at ccasey@umc.edu.

Ergul
Ergul

Augusta prof to gauge diabetic cognition, stroke recovery

Dr. Adviye Ergul, Regent’s Professor of Physiology, Vascular Biology Center, Augusta University, will give the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center’s Heart Month Seminar Series presentation, “Vasoneuronal (Un)coupling in Diabetes: Impact of Cognition and Stroke Recovery,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1426 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.