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Ramadan discussion, Andy, Freeland Lectures top upcoming events slate

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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


Monday, June 3

Muslim museum chairman to give Ramadan presentation

Portrait of Emad Al-Turk

Emad Al-Turk, chairman and co-founder of the International Museum of Muslim Cultures and president of Waggoner Engineering, will present "Ramadan: A Month of Giving and Fasting," at noon on Monday, June 3, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the UMMC Faith Forum, the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

In observance of the fast during Ramadan, no food or beverages will be provided at the seminar. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at


Pharmacology faculty to discuss IncRNA cell signaling regulation

Portrait of Yin-Yuan Mo

Dr. Yin-Yuan Mo, UMMC professor of pharmacology and toxicology and scientific member of the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute's Molecular Biology Program, will present "Regulation of Cell Signaling by IncRNAs," at noon on Monday, June 3, in classroom N617A (6A).

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



Wednesday, June 5

Preventive medicine fellow to give health policy overview

Portrait for Dr. Akeem A. Adebayo

Dr. 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




Friday, June 7

Marietta surgeon to deliver Freeland talk on missions

Portrait of Douglas Lundy

Dr. Douglas W. Lundy, an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics and president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, will give the annual Freeland Lecture, "Third-world Medical Missions," at noon on Friday, June 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is part of the UMMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation's Alan E. Freeland Research Lecture Series and Resident Research Day. The full event, scheduled from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., also will include ortho intern talks and chief resident research presentations.

Lunch will be available. For more information, click Read More below or call Amy Kraus at 4-5153 or email her at


Saturday, June 8

1 in 100 community event to address congenital heart disease

achd_symp_2019.jpgUniversity 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


Monday, June 10

Georgetown faculty to warn of crash diet consequences

Portrait of Kathryn Sandberg

Dr. Kathryn Sandberg, professor and assistant chair of research in the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging and Disease at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., will give the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, "Long-term Adverse Cardio-metabolic Consequences of Crash Diets and Other Causes of Periodic Inadequate Food Intake," at noon on Monday, June 10, in room 6A.

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


 Thursday, June 13

MIND Center chair to discuss Alzheimer's research

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Dr. 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