June 18, 2018

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Talks by Mayo Clinic expert, political cartoonist highlight upcoming events

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


Tuesday, June 19

Grenada pathologist to cover private practice pathology

pathology.jpgDr. John Fullenwider, pathology medical director at UMMC-Grenada, will give the School of Medicine seminar, "Pathology Private Practice," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Robin Suggs at 4-1540. 

Wednesday, June 20

Mayo Clinic faculty to entertain nerve biopsy's role


Dr. Robert J. Spinner, professor of neurosurgery, orthopaedics and anatomy at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds 2018 Orlando J. Andy Lecture, "The Evolving Role of Nerve Biopsy," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in the Bank Plus Conference Center on the second floor atrium mall of the Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Robin French at 4-5705 or email her at rfrench@umc.edu.


Surgery resident to lend vascular perspective


Dr. Ben Shepherd, chief resident in the Department of Surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Vascular Surgery for the General Surgeon: A Resident's Perspective," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Physiology professor to signal degenerin in VSMCs

Heather Drummond

Dr. Heather Drummond, professor of physiology and biophysics, will present the Department of Physiology and Biophysics lecture, "Degenerin Signalling in VSMCs," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Cancer Institute researcher to host technology discussion

Shou-Ching Tang 2017

Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, associate director for clinical and translational research at the UMMC Cancer Institute, will host a series of discussions with pharmaceutical company representatives.

Tang will host a meeting among UMMC Cancer Institute researchers, physicians, staff and representatives of nanoString Technologies, a company that provides tools for translational research and molecular diagnostics, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in room G451 of the Arthur C. Guyton Research Center.

The discussion will focus on the nanoString enzyme-free multi-analyte quantification platform and hybridization chemistry that is 100 percent digital. Individuals involved in cancer care and research and basic scientists interested in using this technology are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Veronica Mayes at vmayes@umc.edu.


Thursday, June 21

Editorial cartoonist to deliver bedside humor presentation


Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio and television host, will give the Radiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Bedside Humor is the Best Medicine: How Learning to Laugh Got Me Through Cancer and Life," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, in classroom S123 (the classroom behind the elevators next to McDonald's).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Daphne Secrest at 5-1779 or email her at dksecrest@umc.edu.   


UAB postdoc to compare renal sodium differences


Dr. Eman Gohar, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Sex Differences in Renal Sodium Handling," at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 25, in classroom 5A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.


Tuesday, June 26

Louisville faculty to review oral bacteria, esophageal cancer


Dr. Huizhi Wang, assistant professor of oral immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, will present the Microbiology and Immunology seminar, "Oral Bacteria Induced Host Anti-inflammatory Responses and Their Contributions to Esophageal Cancer Susceptibility," at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in room 4A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Angeline Green at agreen@umc.edu.