April 22, 2019

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Spring faculty meeting, Ceremony of Thanksgiving top week's activities

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 23

Vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

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Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 23, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

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.​




Memphis psychology faculty to review risky decisions

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Dr. Nicholas W. Simon, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Memphis, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Modeling Risky Decision-making in Rats: Implications for Addiction," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in room N318 (3A) in the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 5-3706.



Emory faculty to explore ethical patient care research challenges

Portrait of Neal Dickert

Dr. Neal Dickert, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, will give the UMMC Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Nancy O'Neal Tatum Ethics Conference presentation, "Respecting Patients in Tough Situations: Ethical Challenges in Acute Care Research," at noon on Tuesday, April 23, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Monica Watkins at mwatkins2@umc.edu.



 Wednesday, April 24

Surgery chief resident to explore damage control laparotomy

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Dr. Laura Wittwer, chief resident in the UMMC Department of Surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Damage Control Laparotomy: History, Management of Open Abdomens and Fascial Closure," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in room CW 206 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu. 


 Anatomical donors to be honored at Ceremony of Thanksgiving

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Anatomical donors – individuals who gave their bodies to the Medical Center for health professional education and research – will be honored at the annual Ceremony of Thanksgiving scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 24, in the UMMC Cemetery. A reception will follow the ceremony in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Shuttle sevice to the cemetery for employees and students will be available in front of the School of Health Related Professions. For more information, email lhodge@umc.edu.


Physiology research fellow to talk myocardial remodeling

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Dr. Sadia Ashraf, postdoctoral research fellow in the UMMC Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Role of NR4A2 in Myocardial Remodeling," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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



Adult hospitals COO to host coffee talk discussion

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Britt Crewse, chief operating officer for UMMC's adult hospitals, will give the next “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in room WC116A (Perioperative Conference Room).

Twelve people will be selected to participate. To be included in the random drawing for participants or for more information, email coffee-talk@umc.edu.




 Thursday, April 25

Live performances to highlight daylong Healing Arts presentation

Healing_art graphicAs part of a Patient Experience Week celebration, the Office of Patient Experience will host "Healing Arts," a daylong series of live performances including ballet, piano and poetry, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the University Hospital lobby.

For more information, call 5-7704 or email lbasden@umc.edu.



 Friday, April 26

Faith Seeking Understanding group to explore suffering

Portrait of Subhi Talal Younes

Subhi Talal Younes, a fifth-year M.D./Ph.D. student, will give the UMMC Faith Seeking Understanding Interest Group presentation, "Why Does God Allow Suffering?" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Russell Roberts at proberts@umc.edu.



Wednesday, May 1

Medical education vice dean to present 'Last Lecture'

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Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams, vice dean for medical education and professor of emergency medicine, will present the Last Lecture 2019 at noon on Wednesday, May 1, in the student union.

The lecture is presented by the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Student Alumni Representatives and the Associated Student Body.

All UMMC faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Patrick Cooper at apcooper@umc.edu.


Wednesday-Monday, May 1-6

Simplifying security focus of info security exec's CANN Talk

Steve Waite

Steve Waite, executive director of information security , will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "Foam In, Foam Out - Simplifying Security," from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in room SH198, and from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in room N-5A.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at jgilner@umc.edu.


Monday, May 6

Johns Hopkins surgery faculty to explore transplant equity

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Dr. Tanjala S. Purnell, assistant professor of surgery, epidemiology, health behavior and society and assistant director for education and training at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, will present the UMMC Division of Nephrology Renal Grand Rounds lecture, "Achieving Transplant Equity: Closing the Gaps in Disparities, Interventions and Research," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in Nephrology Conference Room L525-4 on the fifth floor of the Clinical Sciences Building.

For more information, call Diana Carpenter at 4-5687.


Thursday, May 9

HIT Center seeks UMMC participants for initial PITCH event

Elevator_Pitch.pngThe Health Innovation and Transformation Center is seeking UMMC participants for the HIT Center's first Partners Innovating Technology to Change Healthcare competition scheduled from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

UMMC faculty, staff and students can submit their ideas involving technology and health care. Selected individuals and/or teams will have consultants to help them develop their ideas. Chosen candidates will have the opportunity to propose their business concepts or ideas in a 60-to-90-second "elevator" pitch. Final participants will pitch to a panel of judges and "angel" investors.

For more information, to register for the event or to submit an idea, email Terrence Hibbert at thibbert@umc.edu.    


Thursday, May 16

Gurney race teams to vie for Golden Stethoscope​

The race will be on for the coveted Golden Stethoscope. In celebration of National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, 26 five-person UMMC clinical, non-clinical and student teams will take part in a gurney relay race from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in front of the student union.

Gurney teams also will employ wheelchairs and crutches in their quest to win. The team to beat is the reigning racers from 2018, Smooth Operators of the Batson Children's Hospital OR.

The event will include a "celebrity" dunking booth, food trucks and music by DJ Chris Young. For more information, call 5-9159.


 Wednesday, May 22

MEW club to discuss substance abuse treatment barriers

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Dr. Kevin Freeman, associate professor and director of the Office of Medical Student and Resident Research in the Division of Neurobiology and Behavior Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “Understanding Barriers to Specialty Substance Abuse Treatment among Latinos,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in conference room D on the second floor of the student union.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The session is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at fcaples@umc.edu.