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Prostate cancer talk, UMMC Cancer Institute director's meetings on tap next week

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

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

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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

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

Friday. Feb. 2


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