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Hardy lecture, Temple faculty's talk top week's agenda

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

Tuesday, Jan. 23


Temple faculty to discuss receptor trafficking, cocaine seeking

Dr. Lisa A. Briand, an assistant professor at Temple University, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series lecture, “AMPA Receptor Trafficking and Reinstatement of Cocaine Seeking,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in classroom 3A (room 318 in the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Bernadette Grayson at 4-6809.

Wednesday, Jan. 24


Hardy lecturer to investigate trauma, U.S. health care

Dr. L. D. Britt, Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, will give the James D. Hardy Lectureship in Surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the second-floor conference room of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Britt will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “Penetrating Trauma: What Are the State-of-the-art Management Paradigms?” at 8 a.m. and the James D. Hardy Lecture, “The State of Health Care in America: Major Challenges for Integrated Academic Health Systems – What Should be the Strategies to Address Them?” at 1 p.m.

M and Ms with continental breakfast will precede the talks at 7 a.m. and resident and student presentations will follow Grand Rounds. For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at



Physiology instructor to discuss T Lymphocytes’ role in HTN

Dr. Erin Taylor, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will present the Department of Physiology seminar, “The Role of T Lymphocytes in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at

Monday, Jan. 29


Georgia faculty to tell protein prostate cancer treatment tale

Dr. Brian S. Cummings, professor and associate department head of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, director of the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar at the University of Georgia, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Novel Targets and Strategies for Treating Prostate Cancer: A Tale of Two Proteins,” at noon on Monday, Jan. 29, in room 6A.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690 or email her at

Tuesday, Jan. 30


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

Wednesday, Jan. 31


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


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