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Heart research discussion, presentations highlight week's events

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

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Baylor faculty to delve into hair regeneration, hearing loss

Groves
Groves

Dr. Andrew Groves, professor and director of neuroscience and molecular and human genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, “The Genetics of Hair Cell Regeneration and Hearing Loss: Models and Roadblocks,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 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 kmcgee@umc.edu.

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.

McGuire cardiology chief to preach heart protection

Lesnefsky
Lesnefsky

Dr. Edward Lesnefsky, chief of the cardiology section at the McGuire VA Medical Center and professor of internal medicine, biochemistry/molecular biology and physiology and biophysics at Virginia Commonwealth University, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, “Modulation of Electron Transport During Ischemia-Reperfusion: Protection of Mitochondria, Interacting Organelles and the Heart,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

Diversity officer to give ‘Coffee Talk’ discussion

Taylor
Taylor

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.


Thursday, March 1

Schwartz Rounds to examine excellent patient encounters

schwartzcenter.jpgVickie Skinner, director of continuing health professional education, will facilitate the next Schwartz Center Rounds, “Patient Experience: Excellence Every Encounter,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All health care providers are invited to the event, which also will include speakers Dr. J. Keith Mansel, professor of medicine, Dr. Lisa Didion, associate professor of pediatrics, Patrice Donald, director of patient and family advocacy, and Mosezimer Crozier, patient.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kelly Dennis at 4-1316 or email her at kadennis@umc.edu.


Friday, March 2

MSH psychiatrist to discuss criminal forensic mental health in MS

Recore
Recore

Dr. Thomas Recore, forensic and clinical psychiatrist at Mississippi State Hospital, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, “Assessment and Plan: The State of Criminal Forensic Mental Health Services in Mississippi” at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Monday, March 5

Millsaps associate professor to teach antipoverty work

Rolph
Rolph

Dr. Stephanie Rolph, associate professor of history at Millsaps College and academic director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion InclUsive Conversation presentation, “Teaching Antipoverty Work: Undergraduate Experiences in the Classroom and the Field,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in room CW-106 in the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kelly Cantrell at 5-5377 or email kcantrell@umc.edu.

Wisconsin hematologist to signal breast cancer cell differences

Ren
Ren

Dr. Bin Ren, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seminar, “Angiogenic Signaling in Endothelial Cell Differentiation in Ischemic Vascular Disease and Breast Cancer,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in classroom 6A.

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.


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.

Vandy dermatologist to offer teaching tips

Zic
Zic

Dr. John Zic, professor of dermatology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will give the Alpha Omega Alpha Spring Lunch Lecture, “Churning Out the Learning: Teaching Tips for the Large Group, Small Group and Clinical Settings,” at noon on Thursday, March 8, in room SM124 (new School of Medicine academic building amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is sponsored by the UMMC Chapter of the AOA Medical Honor Society. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Brent Necaise at bnecaise@umc.edu or Lauren Deaver at ldeaver@umc.edu.


Monday-Tuesday, March 12-13; Friday, March 23

Blood drive offers opportunity to replenish what UMMC uses

Medical Center faculty, staff and students can help replenish the blood supply that UMMC uses during the Mississippi Blood Services' quarterly blood drive March 12-13 and 23.

The institution's Standing Committee on Blood Donations is challenging donors to replenish 50 units during each day of the drive. On average, the Medical Center uses 50-150 units of blood each day.

The Mississippi Blood Services mobile unit will be set up from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 12-13, at the School of Nursing building and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

For more information, email Tammy Bouchillon at tbouchillon@msblood.com.


Wednesday, March 14

Florida science officer to weigh in on adipose tissue regs

Smith
Smith

Dr. Steven R. Smith, a professor at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona, chief scientific officer/senior vice president at Florida Hospital, and scientific director at the Translational Research Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism, Orlando, Florida, will present “Epigenetic Regulation of Adipose Tissue” at noon on Wednesday, March 14, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research; the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research; and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at ckaime@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.