Feb. 12, 2018

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Cardiovascular talks, invited speaker presentations top week's agenda

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

Monday, Feb. 12

Cal scientist to cover atherosclerosis mechanobiology, nanomedicine

Wang
Wang

Dr. Kuei-Chun “Mark” Wang, assistant professor scientist, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of California, San Diego, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, “Atherosclerosis: From Mechanobiology to Nanomedicine,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851 or email her at ckelly4@umc.edu.

Millsaps music prof to highlight music, mind power

Coker
Coker

Dr. Tim Coker, professor emeritus of music at Millsaps College, will present “The Power of Music and the Mind” from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, in second-floor conference rooms A and B of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Coker will explore how the mind and music intertwine and how music can improve mental health and extend quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The presentation is sponsored by The MIND Center. Check-in and refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call Andrew Majeste at 5-4237 or email him at acmajeste@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Feb. 13

Kentucky physiologist to discuss environmental enrichment, drug abuse

Bardo
Bardo

Dr. Michael Bardo, professor of physiology and director of the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation at the University of Kentucky, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar presentation, “Environmental Enrichment Protects Against Drug Abuse Vulnerability,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in classroom 3A (room 318 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.

Cardiology professor to link chocolate, heart health

Skelton
Skelton

Dr. Thomas Skelton, professor of cardiology, will present “Love chocolate? So does your heart!” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Skelton will discuss heart risk factors and how chocolate can improve heart health. To register or for more information, call Connie Watson at 4-5640 or email her at cnwatson@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Feb. 14

Cardiologist to diagnose Broken Heart Syndrome

Alexander
Alexander

Dr. Myrna Alexander, associate professor of cardiology, will present “Broken Heart Syndrome” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Alexander will discuss symptoms and management of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. To register or for more information, call Connie Watson at 4-5640 or email her at cnwatson@umc.edu.

Pharmacologist to explore renal disease, prepubertal obesity

Williams
Williams

Dr. Jan Michael Williams, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and assistant course director of dental pharmacology, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, “Using Animal Models to Explore Mechanisms Involved in the Development of Renal Disease Associated with Prepubertal Obesity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.


Thursday, Feb. 15

Chicago ob-gyn to predict angiogenic factors, preeclampsia

Rana
Rana

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.

Pastoral Services staff to describe passionate, purposeful work

Doris Whitaker, pastoral services director, and Linda McComb, hospital chaplain, will present “Finding Passion and Purpose in Your Daily Work” from 12:10-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The seminar will cover how the concepts of calling and vocation can create job satisfaction and how to fill work life with passion, purpose and meaning.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Brea Cole at cbcole@umc.edu.


Tuesday. Feb. 20

UAB dentistry professor emeritus to keynote SOD Research Day

Lemons
Lemons

Dr. Jack E. Lemons, university professor emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, will present the School of Dentistry Research Day 2018 keynote lecture, “50 Years of Dental- and Bio-Materials and Mechanics: Role(s) of Dentists in Biocompatibility Research,” from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The event also will feature poster sessions from 9:15-10 a.m. in second-floor conference rooms A and B in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union; poster presentations, judging of student posters and biomedical materials science lab demonstrations from 10-11:30 a.m.; an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union; and a presentation of certificates and awards at 12:15 p.m.

For more information, call Pete Lewis at 4-6010 or email him at glewis3@umc.edu.


Thursday, Feb. 22

Indiana ED expert to offer thromboembolism treatment

Kline
Kline

Dr. Jeffrey A. Kline, professor of cellular and integrative physiology and vice chair of research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will present the Department of Emergency Medicine seminar, “Home Treatment for Venous Thromboembolism Diagnosed in the Emergency Department,” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing and again at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, in room R-153.

Lunch for the first 100 in attendance at the noon seminar will be available. For more information, call Dr. Michael Puskarich at 4-5786 or email him at mpuskarich@umc.edu.

SHRP 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.

Augusta prof to gauge diabetic cognition, stroke recovery

Ergul
Ergul

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.


Monday, Feb. 26

Civil rights advocate to recount Freedom Summer

King
King

Dr. Edwin King, a former faculty member in the School of Health Related Professions and retired minister of the Mississippi Conference, United Methodist Church, will present “Standing Up and Standing Out: Freedom Summer of 1964” at noon on Monday, Feb. 26, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the Associated Student Body and the Black Representation in Medicine organizations. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Kandice Bailey at kcbailey@umc.edu or Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.


Thursday, Feb. 27

Researchers to discuss heart discoveries, tomorrow’s cures

Medical Center researchers, including Dr. Richard Summers, Dr. Gailen Marshall, Connie Watson, Dr. Hannah Copeland, Dr. Michael Hall, Dr. Mario Sims and Dr. Alejandro Chade, will take part in a series of discussions, “Today’s Heart Research, Tomorrow’s Cures,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in auditorium LH124 in the new School of Medicine academic building.

The session will provide information about current heart research and clinical trials at UMMC and how these could lead to better treatment options for heart disease. A “light dinner” will be available. For more information, call Leslie Musshafen at 5-2685 or email her at lmusshafen@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Feb. 28

Cardiologist to explain peripheral arterial disease risks

Winscott
Winscott

Dr. John Winscott, associate professor of cardiology, will present “Peripheral Arterial Disease: Eliminating Amputations and Increasing Awareness and Screening” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Winscott will provide an in-depth look at PAD symptoms, screening and treatment options. To register or for more information, call Connie Watson at 4-5640 or email her at cnwatson@umc.edu.


Thursday, March 8

Vice chancellor to discuss gender equity, health care

Woodward
Woodward

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, will present “Bridging the Gap: Gender Equity in Health Care and Administration” at noon on Thursday, March 8, in classroom SM-122, the M1 lecture hall in the new School of Medicine education building.

The presentation is sponsored by the Associated Student Body and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science. Lunch will be available to the first 75 attendees. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.


Wednesday, March 28

Panel discussion to focus on palliative care

Dr. J. K. Mansel, professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical and palliative care), Dr. Lisa Didion, associate professor of pediatrics (Office of Patient Experience), Dr. Sharon Douglas, professor of medicine and associate dean for VA education, and Linda McComb, hospital chaplain, will participate in “Palliative Care: Not Just the End, but Also the Beginning – A Panel Discussion on Matters of Faith and Family Conversations” at noon on Wednesday, March 28, in room SM-122 in the new School of Medicine academic building.

The discussion is sponsored by the UMMC Faith Forum in conjunction with InclUsive Conversations through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.