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CLUB presentation, Connect-Share-Advance session top week's event list

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Monday, August 12

UMMC biologist to give WIP talk, Q and A

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UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology faculty will give "Work in Progress Talks" followed by question-and-answer sessions at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 12, in classroom 3A.

Dr.  Yann Gibert, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, will present “Shaping the tooth: understanding tooth morphogenesis in zebrafish” All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Cherese Kelly at


Tuesday, Aug. 13

Nurse practitioner to cover anesthesia patients' fasting protocol

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Christy Barrick, nurse practitioner in the Adult Intensive Care Unit at UMMC, will give the Office of Nursing Quality, Development and Professional Practice's "Clinical Leaders Using Best-practices (CLUB)" presentation, "Implementation of a Fasting Protocol for Patients Prior to General Anesthesia," from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, in classroom 3A.

Lunch will be available to the first 25 in attendance. PDP points also will be available. For more information, email Charlotte Cockrell at


Otolaryngology instructor to share strengths, passions, goals

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Rachel Tyrone, instructor in otolaryngology and communicative sciences, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science's Connect-Share-Advance session, "Strengths, Passions and Involvement: How to Achieve Your Professional Goals," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Lauren Corby at


Friday, August 16

Office of Clinical Trials to offer information session on app

The Office of Clinical Trials is providing an information session on the Research Participant Recruitment tool – a new application to assist you with your clinical trial recruitment needs on Friday, August 16 at 12 p.m. in the large conference room on the 3rd floor of the Translational Research Center.

The session will cover features of the application, information on how the application may be used to identify a subset of patients who meet your study’s specific inclusion/exclusion criteria and are interested in research participation, and how to ensure you have IRB approval to access the application’s data.

For more information, please contact the Office of Clinical Trials at 601-815-5019 or via email at

Tuesday, August 20

Schwartz Rounds to shed light on who is at risk of substance abuse, resources for recovery 


Doris Whitaker, pastoral services director, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds 2019 Series: "Are We Too Busy?" discussion, " This is Us: Shedding Light On Who is at Risk of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Resources for Recovery," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Valid UMMC identification badges are required for registration. For more information, click Read More below or call Cheryl Stingily at 5-5142 or email her at


Thursday, August 22 

LSU faculty to present Grand Rounds


Dr. Leanne Redman, Professor, Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University will present Grand Rounds titled: “Great Expectations! Understanding Energy Balance To Advance Management of Obese Pregnancies”, at noon on Thursday, August 22 in Room A035 of the School of Nursing building.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, please contact Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email


Wednesday, Aug. 28

MEW journal club to discuss breaking prejudice habit

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Dr. Shannon Pittman, professor and chair of family medicine, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “Breaking the Prejudice Habit: Mechanisms, Timecourse and Longevity," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 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


Health system CEO to host chat over coffee

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Kevin Cook, health system chief executive officer, will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Perioperative Conference Room.

The first 12 individuals to register will be eligible to participate in the event. For more information or to register, email




Wednesday, September 4

University of Mississippi faculty to promote 'Radical Togetherness'

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Dr. Patrick Elliot Alexander, associate professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive" conversation, "Toward a Radical Togetherness: African American Literature, Abolition Pedagogy, and the Prison-to-College Pipeline Program," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, in ballrooms C & D of the Student Union.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, contact Shirley Pandolfi at 5- 5344 or​​.


Tuesday, Sept. 10

Johns Hopkins prof to talk adult cortical plasticity recovery

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Dr. Hey-Kyoung Lee, professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Cross-Modal Recovery of Cortical Plasticity in Adults," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in classroom 3A (North Wing N318).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Wanda Barone at 4-1640.




Tuesday, Oct. 15

Vice chancellor to speak at fall faculty meeting​


Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting set for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Woodward will provide an update for the Medical Center and faculty with 20 years of service will be recognized. Flu shots will be available before and after the meeting from Student and Employee Health. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

Full-time faculty with 20 years or more of continuous faculty service should contact Dorothy Singleton by Sunday, Sept. 1. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at