Sept. 27, 2018

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Faculty meeting, research excellence awards on event horizon

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

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


Arkansas faculty members to explore telehealth for infants


Dr. Richard Whit Hall, professor of pediatrics, and Dr. Aliza Brown, assistant professor of neurology/radiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will give the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center Grand Rounds presentation, "Telehealth for Infants: Narrowing the Rural-Urban Gap Through Research," at noon on Thursday, Sept. 27in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

Monday, Oct. 1

Biology prof to cover biopolymers, targeted drug delivery


Dr. Drazen Raucher, professor of cell and molecular biology, will present the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seminar, "Thermo Responsive Biopolymers for Targeted Drug Delivery: Preclinical Studies and Future Applications," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in classroom N318 (3A).

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

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​

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Minn. cardio expert to discuss inflammation's role in heart failure


Dr. Yingjie Chen, associate professor in the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, will present the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, "The Role of Inflammation in the Transition from Left Heart Failure to Right Heart Failure," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 23

CFS founder to talk health care compassion fatigue management


Francoise Mathieu, Compassion Fatigue Solutions founder and co-executive director of TEND, will give a Grand Rounds presentation for UMMC residents and students, "Managing Compassion Fatigue in Health Care: What Works? Best Practices from the Field," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Sondra Redmont at


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


Wednesday, Oct. 24

Awards ceremony to honor exceptional researchers

The Excellence in Research Awards ceremony to honor UMMC faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves with exceptional research is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the student union. A reception will take place after the ceremony.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Cari Fowler at


Thursday, Oct. 25

HSTA founder to offer ADDS talk on rural STEM outreach


Dr. Ann Chester, founder and director of the Health Sciences and Technology Academy, will present the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, "A Rural STEM Outreach Model from West Virginia: Achieving Health Care Workforce Diversity," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in room 122 of the medical education building.

For more information, email Julian Gilner at