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Faculty, resident seminars, Wake expert's rounds highlight week's events

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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


Monday, Aug. 5

UMMC faculty to target NO-cGMP pathway for preeclampsia

Dr. Jennifer M. Sasser, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, will give the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Targeting the NO-cGMP Pathway for the Treatment of Preeclampsia," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.



Wednesday, Aug. 7

Admin chief resident to track pancreatic adenocarcinoma therapy

Dr. Wade Christopher, administrative chief resident, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Neoadjuvant Therapy for Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: The Time is Now," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at


Physiology prof to apply biotechnology for kidney disease

Dr​. Alejandro R. Chade, professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the UMMC Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Applied Biotechnology for Chronic Kidney Disease: Therapeutic Angiogenesis and Anti-inflammatory Strategies," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

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



Thursday, Aug. 8

Wake faculty to cover adolescent weight program effectiveness

Dr. Justin B. Moore, associate professor of family and community medicine in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention and the Department of Implementation Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “Innovative Approaches to Improve the Effectiveness of Clinical Weight Programs for Adolescents with Obesity,” at noon on Thursday, Aug. 8, in room A035 in the School of Nursing building.

The presentation is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 13

Nurse practitioner to cover anesthesia patients' fasting protocol

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

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



Wednesday, Aug. 28

Health system CEO to host chat over coffee

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




Tuesday, Sept. 10

Johns Hopkins prof to talk adult cortical plasticity recovery

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