Feb. 5, 2018

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Cal-Berkeley, Harvard experts' presentations highlight this week's schedule

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

Tuesday, Feb. 6

UC Berkeley scientist to explore steroids, adolescent development

Piekarski
Piekarski

Dr. David Piekarski from the Department of Psychology, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Unit, University of California Berkeley, will present “Do Gonadal Steroids Impact Frontal Cortex Function and Plasticity During Adolescent Development?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in classroom 3A (North Wing room 318).

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.

Pediatric cardiologist to review neonatal heart disease screening

Batlivala
Batlivala

Dr. Sarosh Batlivala, associate professor of pediatric cardiology, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, “Early Impact of a Statewide Neonatal Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in conference room SM323 on the third floor of the new School of Medicine academic building.

For more information, call Sondra Redmont at 4-2705 or email her at sredmont@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Feb. 7

Physiologist to detail cardiac, metabolism UCP3 deficiency consequences

Harmancey
Harmancey

Dr. Romain Harmancey, assistant professor of physiology and associate director of cardiac metabolism research, Mississippi Center for Heart Research, will present the Department of Physiology seminar, “Consequences of UCP3 Deficiency for Cardiac and Systemic Metabolism,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at chortongraham@umc.edu.


Thursday, Feb. 8

Harvard prof to address aquaporin-2, water balance disorders

Brown
Brown

Dr. Dennis Brown, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; director of the MGH Program in Membrane Biology, Division of Nephrology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Simches Research Center; and president of the American Physiological Society, will give the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center’s Heart Month Seminar Series presentation, “Understanding Aquaporin-2 Trafficking to Address Water Balance Disorders: Informed and Unbiased Approaches,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 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.

Biology chair to give GWIMS talk on workplace discrimination

Reckenhoff
Reckenhoff

Dr. Janie Reckelhoff, chair of cell and molecular biology, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Seminar Series presentation, “Discrimination in the Workplace,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, in second-floor conference rooms A and B in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Molly Brasfield, director of human resources academics and research, is also scheduled to speak.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at kwhitney@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.


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.


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

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.