WIP talks, health disparities presentation highlight Commencement Week agendaPublished on Monday, May 20, 2019Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center. Monday, May 20UMMC biologists to give WIP talks, Q and ATwo members of the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology faculty will give "Work in Progress Talks" followed by question-and-answer sessions at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, in classroom 3A.Dr. Michael Hebert, professor of cell and molecular biology, will present "Novel Regulatory Mechanisms That Govern RNA Modifications and miRNA Biogenesis" and Dr. Omar Logue, assistant professor of cell and molecular biology, will present "Maternal Administration of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): Optimizing Bioavailability to the Offspring Brain."All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Cherese Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, May 22Geffen professor to note good, bad, ugly red blood cellsDr. Jonathan S. Jahr, professor emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, will give the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Red Blood Cells: Good, Bad, Ugly and Solutions," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in room LH122 of the medical education building.For more information, email Cathy Braboy at email@example.com. MEW club to discuss substance abuse treatment barriersDr. Kevin Freeman, associate professor and director of the Office of Medical Student and Resident Research in the Division of Neurobiology and Behavior Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “Understanding Barriers to Specialty Substance Abuse Treatment among Latinos,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. UM biomolecular faculty to talk cancer stem cell drug responseDr. Pier Paolo Claudio, professor of biomolecular sciences at the University of Mississippi and research professor at the National Center for Natural Products Research, will give the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute Grand Rounds presentation, “ChemoID – Cancer Stem Cell Drug Response Assay to Personalize Cancer Management and Discover New Anticancer Drugs,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in CW 106.For more information, email Susan Roberts at email@example.com. SOM faculty to discuss liver ischemia, reperfusion injuryDr. Frank Spradley, assistant professor of medicine and director of basic science research in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Sex Differences in Live Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. St. Jude deacon to discuss profoundly empty tombDr. John McGregor, St. Jude Catholic Church deacon, will give the UMMC Faith Forum, Center for Bioethics in Medical Humanities and Office of Diversity and Inclusion-sponsored seminar, "The Profoundly Empty Tomb," about the Easter and Pentecost seasons, at noon on Wednesday, May 22, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).Lunch will be available to the first 35 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tuesday, May 28SGSHS graduating student to explain Good Friday scienceEdgar Meyer, Clinical Anatomy Program graduating student in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, will give the Catholic Students Association talk, "Anatomy of the Crucifixion: The Science Behind Good Friday," at noon on Tuesday, May 28, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email email@example.com. Wednesday, May 29Chief medical officer to host chat over coffeeDr. Michael Henderson, chief medical officer, will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, in room R136.The first 12 individuals to register will be eligible to participate in the event. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email Connie Suber at email@example.com.Thursday, May 30Nebraska faculty to talk pre-transplant bariatric surgeryDr. Corrigan L. McBride in the Department of Surgery-General Surgery at the Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, will give the UMMC Department of Digestive Diseases presentation, "Bariatric Surgery in the Pre-Transplant Patient," at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, in classroom 4A (N413).For more information, email Cassey Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.Wednesday, June 5Yale faculty to tout peds neurosurgery during Andy LectureDr. Kristopher Kahle, assistant professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, will present the 2019 Orlando J. Andy Lecture and Neuroscience Grand Rounds, "Pediatric Neurosurgery with Molecular Precision," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Methodist Rehabilitation Bank Plus Conference Center on the second-floor atrium mall.Physicians, nurse practitioners and other interested health care providers are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Robin French at email@example.com. Preventive medicine fellow to give health policy overviewDr. Akeem A. Adebayo, UMMC preventive medicine fellow, will give the Department of Preventive Medicine presentation, "Overview of Mississippi Health Policy Fellowship," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, on the first floor of the New Guyton library.For more information, email Ivory Stuckey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, June 81 in 100 community event to address congenital heart diseaseUniversity Heart and Children's of Mississippi will host a free patient and family symposium, "1 in 100: Growing Up with Congenital Heart Disease," from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Classroom Wing.The event will include a discussion of the challenges of growing up with congenital heart disease and the important of lifelong care, a tour of the Heart Center, an echocardiogram demonstration, information about insurance coverage and interaction with heart doctors.UMMC CHD patients and their families are invited. For more information or to register, call 4-4567 or email email@example.com.Thursday, June 13MIND Center chair to discuss Alzheimer's, dementia researchDr. Tom Mosley, The MIND Center chair and director, will present “New Research into the Causes of Alzheimer’s and Dementia” during the "Mind Matters" program from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, in the second-floor conference rooms of the student union. Check-in will take place from 5:30-6 p.m.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information or to register, call Melissa Goff at 5-4237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.