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Women's health presentation, InclUsive conversation highlight week's event list

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


Monday, Nov. 12

Texas A&M faculty to cover sex, nutrition's role in tissue function


Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate, assistant professor of veterinary physiology and pharmacology at Texas A&M University, will give the UMMC Women's Health Research Center presentation, "The Role of Sex and Nutrition in White Adipose Tissue Function, Metabolic Homeostasis and Reproduction," at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in classroom 3A.

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


Tuesday, Nov. 13

Virginia neuroscience faculty to crosstalk neurological disease


Dr. John Lukens, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Microbiome-immune Crosstalk in Neurological Disease," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in classroom 3A (room N318 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Karneilla McGee at kmcgee@umc.edu.

Psychiatry faculty to compare men's, women's neurobiology

Dr. Beverly Bryant, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, will present the Group on Women in Medicine and Science's "Connect - Share - Advance" seminar, "Neurobiology of Men and Women and How it Affects Our Thinking," at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Gwendolyn Davis at gkdavis@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Nov. 14

Belgian professor to expound upon virtual surgery training


D​r. Paul T. Sergeant, professor emeritus at K. U. Leuven University, Flanders, Belgium, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "The Art of Surgery: Skills Training With My Virtual Surgery," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.



Neurology faculty to explain preeclampsia's dementia risk


Dr. Junie P. Warrington, assistant professor of neurology, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation, "Preeclampsia: Risk for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 5-3706.



Arkansas peds faculty to lecture on ketamine uses


Dr. J. Grady Crosland, associate professor of pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, will present the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds lecture, "Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Ellecia Cooper at 5-1010 or email elcooper@umc.edu or call Cathy Braboy at 4-5914 or email cbraboy@umc.edu.

Special Olympics exec to promote inclusion revolution


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.


Augusta postdoc fellow to tout leptin therapy for lipodystrophy

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Bruder do Nascimento

Dr. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, postdoctoral fellow at the Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Leptin Therapy for the Vascular Disease Associated with Congenital and Acquired Lipodystrophy," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Friday, Nov. 16

UAB epilepsy expert to investigate cannabinoid treatment


Dr. Jerzy P. Szaflarski, professor and director of the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Epilepsy Center, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Getting Out of the Haze - Cannabinoid Use for the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Conditions,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


State health officer to share her path to public health


Dr. Mary Currier, state health officer, will give the UMMC chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society presentation, "From Clinics to Policy, My Path to Public Health," at noon on Friday, Nov. 16, in room 122 of the medical education building.

Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Hannah Badon at hbadon@umc.edu.


Monday, Nov. 19

Pittsburgh neurology prof to cover Nrf2 pathway activation


Dr. Feng Zhang, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series presentation, "Pharmacological and Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Ischemic Brain Injury by Activating Nrf2 Pathway," at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, in room 6A.

For more information, call Marilyn McCarthy at 4-1635.


Wednesday, Jan. 9

Equity director to help overcome impostor syndrome


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


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.