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MEW Journal Club meeting, J. T. Davis Hand Lecture loom on event horizon

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Friday, Aug. 23

M.D.-Ph.D. candidate to explore God's existence


Subhi "Talal" Younes, an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at UMMC, will present "Does God Exist?" at the Faith Seeking Understanding meeting at noon on Friday, Aug. 23, in classroom 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Russell Roberts at




Monday, Aug. 26

Pharmacology prof to cover genetics, genomics, kidney disease

Portrait of Michael Garrett

Dr. Michael Garrett, UMMC professor of pharmacology and director of the UMMC Molecular and Genomics Core Facility, will give the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series presentation, "Genetics, Genomics and Developmental Origins of Kidney Diseases," at noon on Monday, Aug. 26, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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



Wednesday, Aug. 28

MEW journal club to discuss breaking prejudice habit

Portrait of Shannon Pittman

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


Pathology faculty to define microbiology culture tissue issue

Portrait of Lisa Stempak

Dr. Lisa Stempak, UMMC assistant professor of pathology, director of clinical pathology, section director of microbiology and serology and laboratory director at the Jackson Medical Mall, will give the Department of Pathology Grand Rounds presentation, "Tissue is the Issue: How the Pathologist Can Help the Surgeon Collect Better Specimens for Microbiology Culture," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Robin Suggs at


Physiology faculty pair to deliver hypertension practice talks

Dr. Frank Spradley, assistant professor of surgery, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics and director of basic science research, and Dr. Erin Taylor, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics Council on Hypertension 2019 Practice Talks from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Spradley will present "Obese Hypertensive Pregnant Rats Have Reduced Placental Growth Factor While Increasing Their Levels Decreases Their Blood Pressure," while Taylor will present "Leptin Accelerates Autoimmune Disease Progression and the Development of Hypertension in an Experimental Model of Systemic Lupus Erythematous."

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


Thursday, Aug. 29

Chief human resources officer to host chat over coffee


Paula Henderson, chief human resources officer, will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 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




Friday, Aug. 30

Columbia prof to discuss RASL Procedure during Davis Lecture


Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser, Robert E. Carroll Professor of the Hand, chief of hand microvascular and trauma surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, will give the J. T. Davis Hand Lecture Series presentation, “Chronic Scapholunate Instability Injury: The RASL Procedure, 25 Year Perspective,” from 6:45-8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, in room N 318 (3A).

Breakfast will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Amy Kraus at 4-5153 or email her at


Wednesday, Sept. 4

UM faculty member to promote 'Radical Togetherness'

Portrait of Dr. Patrick Alexander

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, Sept. 4, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union.

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


Friday, Sept. 6

Texas M.D. to discuss Chagas Disease screening, pregnancy


Dr. Morven Edwards, infectious disease faculty at the Texas Children's Clinical Care Center, Houston, will give the UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds presentation, “Screening for Chagas Disease in Pregnant Women,” at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Cindy Mitchell at 4-5307 or email her at


Guyton Symposium to include presentations, book signing

Billy S Guyton Symposium logoThree presentations and a book signing are among the activities slated as part of the Billy S. Guyton History of Medicine Symposium scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6.

After a UMMC welcome and update from 10:45-11 a.m., Dr. Amy Wiese Forbes will present "The Murder of Col. Crane and the Determination of Insanity" from 11-11:30 a.m. in room SOM 111; Dr. Ralph Didlake will present "Centenary College of Brandon Springs - Mississippi's First School of Medicine," from 11:30 a.m.-Noon in room SOM 111; Dr. Lucius M. Lampton will present the 17th annual Guyton Lecture, "Images of Mississippi Medicine: A Photographic History of Medicine in Mississippi," from Noon-1 p.m. in room SOM 124; and a book signing by Lampton will take place from 1-2 p.m. in room U115-03 in the Rowland Medical Library Collaborative Center.

Lunch will be available to the first 75 in attendance. For more information, call Pamela Steadman at 4-5009 or email her at


Tuesday, Sept. 10

Johns Hopkins prof to talk adult cortical plasticity recovery

Portrait of Hey Kyoung Lee
Hey-Kyoung Lee

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.


CIH director to connect, share, advance 'sleep hygiene'

Portrait of Dr. Danny Burgess

Dr. Danny Burgess, associate professor, director of the Center for Integrative Health and co-director of the Student Counseling and Wellness Center, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Health and Science's "Connect, Share, Advance" session, "Improving Sleep Hygiene: A Talk that will Surely Put You to Sleep," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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


Friday, Sept. 27

UT-Southwestern professor to introduce NIH Research Policy


Dr. Elizabeth Heitman, professor of ethics in science and medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will give a webinar, "Introduction to NIH Research Policy: Regulations and Standards for Responsible Research," from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

For more information or to register, email Pamela Jones at




Tuesday, Oct. 1


Women's exec to discuss reproductive health, grant making

Tracy DeVries, Women's Foundation of Mississippi executive director, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science's "inclUsive conversation," "Women's Reproductive Health and Grant Making," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union.

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


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


Tuesday, Nov. 12

Six Dimensions CEO to facilitate ODI's 'inclUsive conversation'


​Dr. Nakeitra Burse, owner and chief executive officer of Six Dimensions, LLC, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive conversation" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union,

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