Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Monday, March 5
Wisconsin hematologist to signal breast cancer cell differences
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 7
Transgenic Core director to examine metabolic disease
Dr. David E. Stec, professor of physiology and biophysics and Transgenic Core director, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, ”Bilirubin and Biliverdin Reductase in Metabolic Disease,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.
For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.
Thursday, March 8
Vandy dermatologist to offer teaching tips
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 email@example.com or Lauren Deaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston surgeon to cover lower extremity reconstruction
Dr. Dennis P. Orgill, vice chair of the Department of Surgery and medical director of the BWH Wound Care Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, will give the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, James Harvey Hendrix Jr. Lectureship in Surgery, “Lower Extremity Reconstruction,” at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.
Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Theressa White at 4-5084 or email her at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 13
UAB biologist to open anatomy educators’ GATE
Dr. William Brooks, associate professor of cell, development and integrative biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Opening the GATE to Continuing Education for Anatomy Educators" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 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 5-3706 or email her at email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 14
Florida science officer to weigh in on adipose tissue regs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otago physiologist to cover ovulation neural circuit control
Dr. Richard Piet of the University of Otago School of Biomedical Science, Department of Physiology, Centre for Neuroendocrinology, and UMMC Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences faculty candidate, will present “Regulation of the Neural Circuit Controlling Ovulation” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in classroom 4A (North Wing Room 413).
All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Joslyn Downey at 4-5512 or email her at email@example.com.
Monday, March 26
Wisconsin physiologist to uncover salt sensitivity pathways
Dr. Allen W. Cowley Jr., chair and James J. Smith and Catherine Welsch Smith Professor of Physiology and Harry and Gertrude Hack Term Professor of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Renal H2O2 and Related Pathways Leading to BP Salt Sensitivity” at noon on Monday, March 26, in room 6A.
For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 3
Vice chancellor to discuss gender equity, health care
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, will present “Bridging the Gap: Gender Equity in Health Care and Administration” at noon on Tuesday, April 3, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.