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Davis Lecture, 'inclUsive' conversation head upcoming events list

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

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


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


Monday, Sept. 9

Tokyo professor to address aldosterone, salt-sensitive HTN

Portrait of Toshiro Fujita

Dr. Toshiro Fujita, professor, fellow and chief of the Division of Clinical Epigenetics, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, will give the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series presentation, "Aldosterone and Salt-sensitive Hypertension," at noon on Monday, Sept. 9, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10

Johns Hopkins prof to talk adult cortical plasticity recovery

Portrait of 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'


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


Healing Arts program to honor Frances Anne Fortner

​The Medical Center will present "Franny's Hour," a Healing Arts program in honor of Frances Anne Fortner, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the main lobby of University Hospital.
For more information, email Lauren Basden at


Wednesday, Sept. 11

ACP wellness champ to explore work, life integration 

Portrait of Richard Wardrop

Dr. Richard M. Wardrop III, vice chair of education and faculty development and ACP wellness champion, will give the Department of Medicine Faculty Development Community Conversation, "It's a Good Day to Thrive: Integrating Work and Life," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, email Monica Watkins at


Tuesday, Sept. 24

William Carey faculty to explore first-year anatomy improvement

Portrait of Kenneth Hisley

Dr. Kenneth C. Hisley, associate professor at William Carey College, will deliver the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Improving the First-year Integrated Anatomical Curriculum Using Conceptual Mapping, Visualization and Real-time Assessment Methods," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept, 24, in room N318 (3A) on the North Wing.

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


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, Oct. 29

Collegiate scholars set to heat up RICE competition

rice bowl logo

Selected graduate students from diverse backgrounds in a range of academic disciplines will participate in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive competition to provide the best solution for a realistic scenario about complex rural health issues from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in lecture hall 124 in the medical education building.

Sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the event will include participants from Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi and UMMC. A reception will follow the competition.

For more information, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 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