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SOD Research Day, ADDS talk highlight week's events

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

Tuesday. Feb. 20

UAB dentistry professor emeritus to keynote SOD Research Day


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.

Harvard psych faculty to correlate sleep dysfunction, psychoses


Dr. Harry Pantazopoulos, a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a faculty candidate for the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, will present “Neural Correlates of Circadian Rhythm and Sleep Dysfunction in Major Psychoses” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 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 or email her at bbrooks2@umc.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Physiology faculty to provide brain metabolic, CV function update


Dr. Jussaro do Carmo, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, “Regulation of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Function by the Brain Leptin-Melanocortin Pathway: What is New?” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

Thursday, Feb. 22

Indiana ED expert to offer thromboembolism treatment


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


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


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.

Virginia medicine dean emeritus to talk sodium excretion, BP


Dr. Robert M. Carey, professor and dean emeritus of medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, at the University of Virginia Health System, will give the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presentation, “Angiotensin AT2 Receptors: Role in Sodium Excretion and Blood Pressure,” at noon on Monday, Feb. 26, in room 6A.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690 or email her at pbanks@umc.edu.

Tuesday, 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


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.

Diversity officer to give ‘Coffee Talk’ discussion


Dr. Juanyce Taylor, chief diversity and inclusion officer, will give the 100-day Workout team IMPACT’s “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in room WC116 (Perioperative Conference Room).

Only seven people will be selected to participate. To be included in the random drawing for participants, email Sharon Boackle at eboackle@umc.edu.