Sanderson Chair's obesity presentation, surgery chief's liver transplant town hall headline week's eventsPublished on Thursday, January 10, 2019Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center. Monday, July 22Biology grad student to define DNA response missing linkMcKnightCiara McKnight, a graduate student in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, will give the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Missing Link: Defining the Role of H1 Linker Histones in DNA Damage Response," at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22, in classroom 3A.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851. Wednesday, July 24Sanderson Chair to offer cultural, social, political perspectiveJonesDr. Daniel Jones, Sanderson Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition, director of Clinical and Population Science at the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research and former vice chancellor for health affairs at UMMC, will give the UMMC Department of Physiology presentation, "Obesity in the USA: A Cultural, Social, Political (and Cynical) Perspective," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. Ruckdeschel to host CCRI director's meetingsRuckdeschelDr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute director, will host the quarterly Cancer Center and Research Institute Director’s Meetings on Wednesday, July 24.The first meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing and the second will take place from 4-5 p.m. in room MK1109 at the Jackson Medical Mall.All CCRI members and cancer researchers and all UMMC employees who work with cancer patients are invited. The meetings will include an overview of CCRI objectives, an update on progress toward those objectives and a question-and-answer session.Refreshments will be available. For more information or to obtain the WebEx link for the 11:30 a.m. meeting, email Susan Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday-Thursday, July 31-Aug. 1Surgery chief to lead town hall on liver transplant selectionAndersonDr. Christopher Anderson, chief of the UMMC Department of Surgery and director of University Transplant, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, "Selection of Candidates for Liver Transplant - Town Hall Discussion," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre) and again from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in room N318 (3A).Food will be provided for the first 50 in attendance at both events. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Patricia Freeman at email@example.com. Monday, Aug. 5USC faculty to cover brain pericytes, blood barrier, Alzheimer'sNelsonDr. Amy R. Nelson of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, will give the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series presentation, "Brain Pericytes, Blood-brain Barrier and Their Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease," at noon on Monday, Aug. 5, in room 6A.For more information, call Marilyn McCarthy at 4-1635. Thursday, Aug. 8WFU faculty to cover adolescent weight program effectivenessMooreDr. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.