Oct. 1, 2018

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Faculty meeting, physiology seminar highlight week's agenda

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

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 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 drsingleton@umc.edu.​


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 sredmont@umc.edu.


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 fcaples@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Oct. 24

Awards ceremony to honor exceptional researchers

Research_Awards.pngThe 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 cfowler@umc.edu.


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 jgilner@umc.edu.