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UM, Augusta faculty presentations, CommUNITY Day top upcoming events

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

Friday, Aug. 24

Pharmaceutics expert to talk non-small cell cancer nanocarriers


Dr. Mahavir Chougule, associate professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery at the University of Mississippi, will give the Department of Biomedical Materials Science presentation, "Nanocarriers for the Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer," at noon on Friday, Aug. 24, in room D502.

For more information, call Dr. Michael Roach at 4-6170 or email him at   


Monday, Aug. 27

Augusta faculty to describe aptamer-guided cancer therapy


Dr. HongYan Liu, assistant professor at the Augusta University of Georgia, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology-sponsored presentation, "Nucleic Acid Aptamer-guided Cancer Therapy," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, in classroom N318 (3A).

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


Wednesday, Aug. 29

CommUNITY Day to offer fellowship, diverse speakers


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Associate Student Body's Diversity and Inclusion Committee will host UMMC CommUNITY Day from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The event will include presentations by Dr. Tarif Bakdash, Julieta Mendez, Barry Walker and Dr. Norma Ojeda. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Danielle Porter at or Kandice Bailey at


Friday, Aug. 31

Mayo Clinic professor to present Davis Hand Lectures


Dr. Scott P. Steinmann, professor of orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will present the J. T. Davis Hand Lectures, "Orthopaedics and Life," and "Complex Elbow Fracture Dislocations," from 6:30-9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Tara Kelly at 5-1637.    




Monday, Sept. 10

JSU history faculty to discuss Margaret Walker's century


Dr. Robert E. Luckett Jr., associate professor of history and director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive" conversation, "Margaret Walker: This is My Century," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit or call Mandy Scott at 5-7857 or email her at


Wednesday, Sept. 26

Montefiore faculty to assess pediatric sickle cell pain


Dr. Veronica Carullo, associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Roslyn, New York, will present Anesthesia Grand Rounds, "Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain: Beyond the Crisis," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Tammy Holliman at 4-5931 or email her at  


Tuesday, Oct. 2

Chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

Vitter  Woodward
Vitter and Woodward

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation will include an update on the University and Medical Center for the next fiscal year and recognition of faculty with 20 years of service. Full-time faculty with 20 years of continuous service to UMMC should contact Dorothy Singleton by Saturday, Sept. 1.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at​

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Collegiate scholars set to heat up RICE competition


Top scholars from Mississippi colleges and universities will join Medical Center students in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the RICE Bowl is an academic competition in which team members answer questions and solve a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.

For more information, email Felicia Caples at