Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Monday, Sept. 17; Thursday-Friday, Sept. 20-21
Campus parking space up for grabs during quarterly blood drive
Participants in the Medical Center's quarterly blood drive scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Mississippi Blood Services bus at the Guyton Research Center; from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday Sept. 20, in the MBS bus at the Guyton Research Center or in the MBS bus at the Jackson Medical Mall; and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the MBS bus at the University Hospital entrance will be registered for a drawing for a parking space on campus for three months beginning Monday, Oct. 1.The winner of the parking space drawing will be randomly selected from among all UMMC faculty, staff and students who participate in the blood drive. All donors will receive a T-shirt.Photo identification is required to donate. MBS suggests all donors eat within four hours of giving blood and drink plenty of fluids before and after the donation.For more information about the drive, visit the MBS website at www.msblood.com or email Beth Neal at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Illinois anesthesiology faculty to talk L and D medication safety
Dr. Heather Nixon, associate professor of anesthesiology, associate head of education and Obstetric Anesthesiology Division head at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, University of Chicago, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Medication Safety on the Labor and Delivery Unit: How Can We Prevent Errors?" from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in room LH122 of the medical education building.For more information, call Tammy Holliman at 4-5931 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physiology faculty to channel diabetic kidney injury
Dr. Zhen Wang, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will present the Department of Physiology and Biophysics lecture, "Role of TRPC Channels in Mediating Hypertensive-Diabetic Kidney Injury and Obesity," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.
For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Faculty development presentation to focus on leadership
The Office of Faculty Affairs will host a faculty development presentation on leadership from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in classroom S123.Scheduled to speak during the presentation are Dr. Drazen Raucher, professor of cell and molecular biology; Dr. Michael Ryan, professor of physiology and biophysics; Dr. Demondes Haynes, professor of medicine; and Dr. Zeb Henson, associate professor of medicine.Lunch will be available to the first 30 in attendance. For more information, call Kristi Cofer at 4-5003 or email her at email@example.com.
Pathology professor to discuss brain receptors, tobacco cessation
Dr. Xiu Liu, professor of pathology, will give the School of Medicine seminar, "Role of Brain Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Tobacco Addiction and Its Implications for Smoking Cessation Medication Development," from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 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.
Friday, Sept. 21
Johns Hopkins faculty to investigate Reefer Madness
Dr. Ryan Vandrey, an associate professor in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Reefer Madness: The Highs and Lows of Current Cannabis Science and Policy," at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.
UMMC faculty and staff are invited and must swipe their valid UMMC badges for continuing education credit. For more information, call Vandria Gaskin at 5-5588.
Jackson Heart Study leaders to host Grand Rounds
Several Jackson Heart Study leaders, including Dr. Adolfo Correa, director and principal Investigator of the JHS Coordinating Center; Dr. Bettina Beech, principal Investigator of the Graduate Training and Education Center; Dr. Mario Sims, chief science officer for the JHS; and Dr. Karen Winters, associate director of the JHS Field Center; along with representatives from JHS partners Tougaloo College and Jacson State University and the Mississippi State Department of Health, are scheduled to speak at the JHS Grand Rounds presentation at noon on Friday, Sept. 21, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.The presentation will include an overview of the JHS Centers’ objectives, plans and opportunities for collaboration. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Crystal Butler-Williams at 5-5773 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Sept. 24
Neurology instructor to compare preeclampsia outcomes
Dr. Omar Logue, instructor in neurology, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Preeclampsia: Therapeutic Development and Neurological Outcomes," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in classroom N318 (3A).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.
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 email@example.com.
Seven deans to deliver interprofessional education message
Deans from all seven schools at UMMC will present the Associate Student Body seminar, "You Are Not an Island: A Message from the Deans," at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the student union's second-floor conference center.
The deans will discuss their experiences with interprofessional education. Lunch will be available to the first 75 in attendance. For more information, email Emily Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Arkansas concussion expert to discuss research, service
Dr. R. J. Elbin, assistant professor and director of the Office for Sport Concussion Research, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Arkansas, will give the UMMC Neuro Institute and the John D, Bower School of Population Health presentation, "Improving Clinical Care for Sport- and Recreation-related Concussion in Youth: Wrapping Research in a Service Package," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in lecture hall 122 in the medical education building.Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Vicki Gholar at email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.