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Last Lecture, CANN talks highlight week's event slate

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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


Wednesday, May 1

Transplant surgery faculty to cover dialysis access complications

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Dr. James J, Wynn, professor of surgery, Transplant Division, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Dialysis Access Complications: Recognition, Treatment, Prevention," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

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


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.


Physiology postdoc to review ischemia/reperfusion stress

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Dr. Xuan Li, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Sestrin2 Modulates Myocardial Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress During Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Wednesday-Monday, May 1-6

Simplifying security focus of info security exec's CANN Talk

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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.


Wednesday, May 8

Tulane neurosurgery faculty to review vascular neurosurgery

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Dr. Peter Amenta, associate professor of neurosurgery at Tulane University, will give the UMMC Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation, "Vascular Neurosurgery in the Era of Acute Stroke Intervention," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Bank Plus Conference Center on the second-floor atrium mall of the Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Physicians, nurse practitioners and other interested health care providers are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Robin French at rfrench@umc.edu.



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.    


Tuesday, May 14

Tulane faculty to explore age-related psychiatric symptoms

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Dr. Laurie R. Earls, assistant professor of cell and molecular biology at the Tulane Brain Institute, Tulane University, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "It's the Little Things: Micro-RNAs and Micro-peptides in Age-related Psychiatric Symptoms," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in room N318 (3A) on the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Bernadette Grayson at 4-6809.  


Thursday, May 16

Gurney race teams to vie for Golden Stethoscope​

Gurney_race_icon.jpgThe 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

Geffen professor to investigate Sugammadex complications

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Dr. Jonathan S. Jahr, professor emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, will give the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Mitigating the Potential Complications of Sugammadex," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, email Cathy Braboy at cbraboy@umc.edu.


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.