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Performance improvement presentations, invited speaker talks on event horizon

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

Friday, Nov. 2

CMO's office to host health care improvement event

Henderson
Henderson

UMMC chief medical officer Dr. Michael Henderson's office is sponsoring an event, "Sharing Improvements in Health Care," which will include presentations by multidisciplinary speakers from across the Medical Center who will highlight institutional performance improvement efforts, from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Friday, Nov. 2, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

The event, which will include oral and poster presentations, will promote collaboration and partnerships to improve quality outcomes, enhance patient safety and improve patient experience.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information or to register, click Read More below or email Myrtle Tate at mdtate@umc.edu.

Psychiatry research fellow to relate drug abuse, sleep

Berro
Berro

Dr. Lais F. Berro, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "The Crack of Dawn: Understanding the Relationship between Drug Abuse and Sleep,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing education credit is available. For more information, call Vandria Gaskin at 5-5588.

 

Monday, Nov. 5

Florida biology expert to outline peptides' epithelium roles

Diamond
Diamond

Dr. Gill Diamond, professor of oral biology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will give the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, "Antimicrobial Peptides in the Mucosal Epithelium: Roles in Host Defense and Therapeutics," at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in room 4A.

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

 

Biology postdoc fellow to review androgen excess in women

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Torres-Fernandez

Dr. Edgar D, Torres Fernandez, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Androgen Excess in Women - Cardiometabolic Implications," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in classroom 3A.

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

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Augusta faculty to keep health from being lost in translation

Stefanek
Stefanek

Dr. Michael Stefanek, professor of psychological sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at Augusta University, will give the UMMC Cancer Institute presentation, “Decision Making Science, Health Disparities and Health: Lost in Translation?” from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in classroom 6A.

For more information, email Susan Roberts at scroberts@umc.edu.

 

Physiology grad assistant to set renovascular disease strategy

Guise
Guise

Erika Guise, a graduate assistant in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "A Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Renovascular Disease," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

Colorado atherosclerosis expert to sound off on lipoprotein lipase

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Eckel

Dr. Robert H. Eckel, Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis; professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes; and interim vice chancellor for research at the Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver, at Aurora, will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “Lipoprotein Lipase: An Evolving Story on How Tissue Specific Regulation of the Enzyme Relates to Metabolism and Beyond,” at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8 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.

 

Augusta biochemistry faculty to exert oncogene, DNA control

Riggelen
Riggelen

Dr. Jan van Riggelen, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Augusta University, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seminar, "MYC's Broad Reach as Oncogene Includes the Control of the DNA Methylation Machinery," at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8, in classroom 4A.

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

 


Monday, Nov. 12

USM nutrition expert to discuss demographic obesity disparities

Lemacks
Lemacks

Dr. Jennifer Lemacks, associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition at the University of Southern Mississippi, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, "Knowledge Versus Wisdom: Misalignment of Practice to Evidence in Obesity Management to Address Demographic  Obesity Disparities in the Deep South," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the fourth floor conference room of the Guyton Research Center.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, click Read More below or email Sondra Redmont at sredmont@umc.edu.  

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Special Olympics exec to promote inclusion revolution

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Daniels

Monica Daniels, executive director of Special Olympics Mississippi, will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion InclUsive Conversation presentation, "The Revolution Is Inclusion," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857 or visit www.umc.edu/odi.

 

Texas trademark experts to examine research patents

USPTO.jpgExperts from the Texas Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will provide an overview of the function and uses of various types of patent applications during a presentation, "Intro to Patent Examination: What Researchers Need to Know," at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room 4A of the Research Wing.

Lunch will be available to the first 40 in attendance. For more information, email Dr. Jim Petell at jpetell@umc.edu.  

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Equity director to help overcome impostor syndrome

Booker
Booker

Dr. Rashanda Booker, director of institutional equity and partnerships, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's InclUsive Conversation, "No Longer 'Waiting to Exhale:' Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Battle Fatigue," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

OSU diversity expert to explain 'life and death' imperative

Capers
Capers

Dr. Quinn Capers of the Ohio State University College of Medicine will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Distinguished Lecture Series presentation, "Diversity Enhancement in Medicine: More Than a Good Idea - A Life and Death Imperative," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre).

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

 

Award ceremony to recognize service, inclusive excellence

Resized_The-Pillars-Logo-no-tagline.jpgThe Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "The Pillars: Recognition of Service and Inclusive Excellence" Awards Presentation is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the student union conference center.

For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857.