July 23, 2018

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Higher ed commish's listening tour, invited presentations top event list

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

Tuesday, July 24

Mass faculty to help understand HIV structural changes


Dr. Maria Duenas-Decamp, assistant professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, will present the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, "Understanding the Structural Changes in HIV-1 Trimer and Their Effects on Tropism and Vaccine Development," at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, in room 4A.

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


Wednesday, July 25

Postdoc researcher to map post-heart attack phenotypes


Dr. Alan Mouton, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will present "Using Transcriptomics to Map Post-myocardial Infarction Cellular Remodeling Phenotypes" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.  


Thursday, July 26

Higher ed commish's listening tour to stop at UMMC


Dr. Al Rankins, commissioner of higher education, will meet with UMMC campus constituents as part of the Commissioner's Learning Tour at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, in lecture hall 122 of the medical education building.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Caron Blanton at (601) 432-6333 or email cblanton@mississippi.edu.

Baylor faculty to offer therapeutic approach to obesity


Dr. Salim S. Virani, associate professor and director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program in the Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Approach to Severe Obesity,” at noon on Thursday, July 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation 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.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at ckaime@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Aug. 22

Pathologist to explore Alzheimer's basic, translational research


Dr. Junming Wang, professor of pathology, will present the School of Medicine seminar, "Basic and Translational Research in Alzheimer's Disease," from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

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