April 5, 2018

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Medicine Research Day, Distinguished Population Health Lecture top upcoming week's agenda

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

Monday, April 9

Innovation director to detail intellectual property strategy

James K. Petell

Dr. James Petell, director of the Innovation Development and Licensing Office, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seminar, "Innovation Development-Step 2 Intellectual Property Strategy and Protection," at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.


Tuesday, April 10

Medicine chair to speak at annual Research Day event


Dr. Javed Butler, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, will give the keynote address for the department’s annual Research Day, “The Need for and Importance of Imbedding Clinical Trials in Our Daily Professional Lives,” at noon on Tuesday, April 10, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Research Day also will include MSRP oral presentations from 8-9:30 a.m. in Conference Room A; a poster session and continental breakfast from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium; and an awards presentation from 1-1:15 p.m. in conference rooms B and C.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Kimberly McGuire at 5-9955 or email her at kmcguire@umc.edu.

Anesthesia faculty, resident to talk opiate-free anesthesia

opiate_free.jpgDr. Kenneth Oswalt, assistant professor of anesthesia, and Dr. Joseph Leech, second-year anesthesia resident, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Opiate-free Anesthesia and ERAS Abdominal Surgery 2018," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.

Texas A&M professor to cover spinal cord injury recovery


Dr. James W. Grau, professor of psychological and brain sciences at the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "When Pain Hurts: How Nociceptive Stimulation Undermines Adaptive Plasticity and Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in classroom 3A (North Wing N318).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Dr. Bernadette Grayson at 4-6809.    


Thursday, April 12

Cancer Institute director to host pair of overviews


Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director, will host a pair of quarterly Cancer Institute Director’s meetings on Thursday, April 12.

The first meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing and the second will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room MK1109 at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

All Medical Center and University of Mississippi employees who work with cancer patients or who conduct cancer research are invited. The meetings will include an overview of UMMC Cancer Institute objectives, an update on progress toward those objectives and a question-and-answer session.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Susan Roberts at 5-6802 or email her at scroberts@umc.edu.

UAB epidemiologist to cover epigenetics emergence


Dr. Ryan Irvin, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present "The Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Cardiometabolic Disease" at noon on Thursday, April 12, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center. For more information, email Lisa Boney at lboney@umc.edu.


CAY to serve up autism Food for Thought

The Center for Advancement of Youth and the Junior League of Jackson will host a “Food for Thought” presentation, “Autism (ASD): The Who, What, When, Where, How and Whys of Autism Spectrum Disorder,” on Thursday, April 12, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

foodforthoughtcay.pngChild development experts from the CAY will answer questions during the free event. All members of the community are invited. Dinner will be available on a first-come basis. Child care will be available for ages 3-10.

Registration and dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the program to follow at 6:45. For more information, visit umc.edu/answers, call Sara Hart Fellows at (601) 209-5504 or email her at sfellows@umc.edu.


Friday, April 13

Accountable Health founder to connect SpaceX, moon shots, diabetes


Fred Goldstein, founder and president of Accountable Health LLC, will give the Distinguished Population Health Lecture, “SpaceX, Moon Shots and Diabetes in Mississippi,” at noon on Friday, April 13, in room 1B of the School of Health Related Professions.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, call Sondra Redmont at 4-2705 or email her at sredmont@umc.edu.


Monday, April 16/Tuesday, April 24

MEW to host Poor People’s Campaign anniversary events

poor-peoples-campaign-image.jpgThe Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will mark the 50th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign with a panel discussion and viewing of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “’The Line’ Poverty in America: It’s Not What You Think,” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union, and a presentation on the economics of poverty from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, April 24, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The April 16 panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Louwanda Evans, an assistant professor at Millsaps College, and will include William Bynum, CEO of the Hope Enterprise Corporation, and Dr. Corey Wiggins, executive director of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP. The April 24 presentation by Dr. Ed Sivak, executive vice president of communications and policy at the Hope Enterprise Corporation, is on “The Economics of Poverty: Where Do We Go From Here?”

For more information about either event, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-9016 or email her at rldaniels@umc.edu.


Tuesday, April 17

Oregon scientist to talk pubertal development regulators


Dr. Alejandro Lomniczi of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, and faculty candidate in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, will present "Epigenetic Regulators of Pubertal Development" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in classroom 3A (North Wing Room 318).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Joslyn Downey at 4-5512.


Wednesday, April 18

UT professor to give practical guide to posters


Dr. Karen Szauter, professor of internal medicine and assistant dean of educational affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch, will present "Preparing Poster Presentations: A Practical Guide" from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in classroom 5A (North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lashanda Phillips at 4-1640.  


Friday, April 20

Blood drive offers opportunity to replenish what UMMC uses

bloodservices.pngMedical Center faculty, staff and students can help replenish the blood supply that UMMC uses during the Mississippi Blood Services' quarterly blood drive Friday, April 20.

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 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Grants Ferry. All donors will receive a T-shirt. For more information about the drive, email Tammy Bouchillon at tbouchillon@msblood.com.


Wednesday, April 25

Anatomical donors to be honored at Ceremony of Thanksgiving

organ_donor.jpgAnatomical donors – individuals who gave their bodies to the Medical Center for health professional education and research – will be honored at the annual Ceremony of Thanksgiving scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 25, in the UMMC Cemetery. A reception will follow the ceremony in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Shuttle service to the cemetery for students and staff will be provided in front of the School of Health Related Professions. For more information, email lhodge@umc.edu.


Friday, April 27

East Carolina public health chair to give Edelman Lecture


Dr. Ronny A. Bell, professor and chair of public health at East Carolina University, will give the fourth annual Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lecture Series presentation, "The Emerging Threat of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth," from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. For more information, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-9016 or email her at rldaniels@umc.edu


Friday, May 4

Pair of speakers scheduled for Radiology Grand Rounds


Dr. Thomas E. Merchant, radiation oncologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will present “Radiation Therapy for Medulloblastoma: 20 Years of Advancement” from 8-9 a.m. and Dr. E. Mark Haacke, director of the MR Core Facility at Wayne State University, will present “Evaluating Neurodegenerative Disease Using SWI, SWIM and STAGE Imaging” from noon-1 p.m. as part of the Department of Radiology Grand Rounds on Friday, May 4, in Lecture Hall 124 of the Phil Bryant Medical Education Building.

For more information, call Cheryl Johnson at 5-3862 or email cajohnson2@umc.edu.


Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9

Northwestern surgeon to give Field Lecture, Grand Rounds


Dr. Mamta Swaroop, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Center for Global Health, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, will give the Richard Jennings Field Jr. Lectureship in Surgery Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9.

Swaroop will present "TRUE Communities: An Evolution of Empowerment" at 6:30 p.m. May 8 in the Oxford Room at the Westin Jackson at 407 South Congress Street. She will give the Field Lecture and Grand Rounds presentation, "The Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative: My Path to Academic Global Surgery," at 8 a.m. May 9 in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing. A round table session with general surgery residents moderated by Dr. Christopher Anderson, chair of the Department of Surgery, will follow the lecture.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email jboyd@umc.edu.