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CANN Talks, InclUsive Conversation highlight week's events

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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


Monday, March 4

Wash U researcher to discuss staphylococcal biofilms


Dr. Jennifer Walker, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, will present the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, "Deposition of Host Proteins on Medical Devices Provide a Bed for Staphylococcal Biofilms," at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in room 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Angeline Green at    


Monday-Wednesday, March 4-6

Info director to give CANN Talk on organizational tools

Al Faulk

Al Faulk, information technology director, will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "Organizational Tools for U," from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in room N-5A, and from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at



Wednesday. March 6

CAST coordinator to create trauma-informed workforce

Portrait of Christy Ainsworth

Christy Ainsworth, child advocacy studies coordinator for Children's Advocacy Center of Mississippi, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive" conversation, "Creating a Trauma-informed Workforce," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857.


Wednesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 13

Biology faculty to give two talks focusing on zebrafish

Portrait of Yann Gilbert

Dr. Yann Gibert, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Zebrafish as a Model of Fetal Hyperglycemia Studies," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

He also will give the March UMMC Cancer Institute Grand Rounds presentation, "The Zebrafish as a Vertebrate Model for Cancer Research and Preclinical Studies," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing. 

For more information, about the physiology presentation, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820; for more information about the cancer institute presentation, call Susan Roberts at 5-6802.


Thursday, March 7

Allen Institute ED to discuss cell classification, circuit mapping

Portrait of Hongkui Zeng

Dr. Hongkui Zeng, executive director of the Department of Structured Science at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Cell Type Classification and Circuit Mapping in the Mouse Brain," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in classroom 4A (room N413 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Karneilla McGee at



Monday-Thursday, March 11-14

Parking spot, online scheduling part of new blood drive

Blood_drive.jpegParticipants in the Medical Center's quarterly blood drive scheduled from Monday-Thursday, March 11-14, will be automatically registered in a drawing for a parking space on campus for the upcoming quarter and will receive a Mississippi Blood Services T-shirt. For the first time, donors can schedule the time and place of their donations online.

The winner of the parking space drawing will be randomly selected from among all UMMC faculty, staff and students who participate in the blood drive or who donate to Mississippi Blood Services on behalf of UMMC during the current quarter. The winner will have parking privileges in the designated campus parking space at the learning resource center beginning Monday, April 1. 

The UMMC blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 11-12, in the MBS donor coach in front of the medical education building and from from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 13-14, in the MBS donor coach on the Guyton Research Center walkway.
Photo identification is required to donate. Mississippi Blood Services suggests all donors eat within four hours of giving blood and drink plenty of fluids before and after the donation.
To book an appointment online, visit or for more information about the drive, email


Tuesday, March 12

Human Research Office Interim head to talk IRB proposals

Portrait of Seth Hall

Seth Hall, interim director of UMMC's Human Research Office, will lead the Group on Women in Health and Science discussion, "The Ins and Outs of Writing Your Best IRB!" at noon on Tuesday, March 12, in room CW308 in the Classroom Wing.

Those interested in donating books to the GWIMS library may bring the donation to the seminar. For more information, email


Wednesday, March 13

N.C. anesthesiology faculty to discuss perioperative opioids

Portrait of Brooke Chidgey

Dr. Brooke Chidgey, assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Pain Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Opioids in the Perioperative Period," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Cathy Braboy at 4-5914 or email her at or call Ellecia Cooper at 5-1010 or email her at


Wednesday, March 27

SNMA, ASB to celebrate African-American medical achievement

Student National Medical Association and Associated Student Body Logos

The Student National Medical Association and the Associated Student Body will host "Beyond the 28th: Celebrating African-American Achievement in Medicine" at noon on Wednesday, March 27, in lecture hall 134 of the medical education building.

The event will include a documentary screening and an exhibit on the ground floor of the building.

For more information, email Jared Vaughan at or Kandice Bailey at


March 28

Vandy plastic surgery chair to offer breast reconstruction lessons

Portrait of Galen Perdikis

Dr. Galen Perdikis, professor and chair of plastic surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, will present the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Visiting Professor Lecture, "Breast Reconstruction: Data Driven Lessons," from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Theressa White at 4-5084.



Monday-Friday, April 1-5

D.H.A. faculty to give CANN Talk on pro development

Elizabeth Franklin

Dr. Elizabeth Franklin, associate professor, Doctor of Health Administration Program, School of Health Related Professions, will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "So . . . The Room Was Cold and the Food Was Good . . . But Did You Learn Anything? Documenting Outcomes in Professional Development - It CANN Be Done!" from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, April 1, in room N-5A, from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, and from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in room SH198.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at



Friday, April 5

ASU dean to give distinguished population health talk

Portrait of Deborah Helltzer

Dr. Deborah Helitzer, professor and dean of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, will give the John D. Bower School of Population Health's 2019 Distinguished Population Health Lecture at noon on Friday, April 5, in lecture hall 122 of the medical education building.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Dr. Natalie E. Gaughf at


Wednesday, April 17

Pitt surgery professor to deliver annual Hardy Lecture

Dr. Andrew B. Peitzman, Mark M. Ravitch Professor of Surgery and Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, will give two presentations during the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lectureship on Wednesday, April 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Peitzman will give the Grand Rounds presentation, "Bleeding Kills: Toward Zero Preventable Deaths," at 8:10 a.m. in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre) and the James D. Hardy Lecture, "Surgical Rescue: The Fifth Pillar of Acute Care Surgery," at 1 p.m. at the River Hills Club in Jackson. 

The day's events also will include a Surgical Quality Conference at 7 a.m., a welcome by Dr. Christopher D. Anderson, James D. Hardy Chair of Surgery, at 8 a.m. and resident and student presentations beginning at 9 a.m. - all in R153 - and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the River Hills Club.

For more information about the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lectureship, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email her at


Tuesday, April 23

Interim chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

Portrait of Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks, University of Mississippi interim chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 23, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at​



Wednesday-Monday, May 1-6

Simplifying security focus of info security exec's CANN Talk

Steve Waite

Steve Waite, executive director of information security , will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "Foam In, Foam Out - Simplifying Security," from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in room SH198, and from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in room N-5A.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at