Precision med initiative, CCRI director's meeting close week's event slateSeveral interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.Thursday, Oct. 17Biobank Mississippi to host precision medicine research initiativeBiobank Mississippi will host a "Precision Medicine Research Initiative" in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to bring awareness and engagement about precision medicine from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Guyton Research Center breezeway.The event will include food trucks, giveaways and precision medicine information. For more information, email Dr. Gouri J. Mahajan at email@example.com. Ruckdeschel to host CCRI director's meetingRuckdeschelDr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute director, will host the quarterly Cancer Center and Research Institute Director’s Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17. The meeting will take place from 4-5 p.m. in room MK1109 at the Jackson Medical Mall.All UMMC and University of Mississippi employees who work with cancer patients are invited. The meeting 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, email Susan Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, Oct. 18Psychiatry faculty to explore trauma, PTSD predictionMorrisDr. Matthew C. Morris, UMMC associate professor of psychiatry, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Can Stress and Cognitive Responses in the Acute Aftermath of Trauma Inform PTSD Prediction?" from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.Continuing education credit is available. For more information, click Related Link. Monday, Oct. 21Biology seminar to cover obesity-associated HTNThe Department of Cell and Molecular Biology will host a seminar, "Obesity Associated Hypertension During Pregnancy: Weighing in on the Mechanisms Using Rat Models," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in classroom 3A. Tuesday, Oct. 22Medicine prof to give 'personal pioneers narrative' GWIMS talkMaihleDr. Nita Maihle, UMMC professor of medicine and associate director of research at the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Seminar Series presentation, "Pioneers in Women's Health: A Personal Narrative," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Dianne Grunes at email@example.com. Wednesday, Oct. 23UMMC to host SCCM 'bite-sized' lecture seriesDr. Christa O'Hana S. Nobleza, UMMC assistant professor of neurology, will present "Approach to Management of Status Epilepticus in the ICU;" Dr. Matthew E. Kutcher, UMMC assistant professor of trauma surgery and critical care, will present "Intra-abdominal Hypertension/Abdominal Compartment Syndrome;" and Dr. Jorge Castaneda, UMMC assistant professor of nephrology, will present "Albumin in the ICU" as part of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's "Bite-Sized Lecture Series" scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at UMMC.For registration and webinar information, text Dr. Christa Ohana V. San Luis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Women at Risk founder to discuss health care's role in traffickingMcDonaldRebecca McDonald, founder and president of Women at Risk International, will give the Division of Continuing Health Professional Education and School of Medicine Community Service Team presentation, "Health Care's Role in Sex Trafficking," from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the student union.The presentation will include information about what communities are at risk, how to identify victims and how to report suspected trafficking. For more information, call Sandra Funchess at 4-1301 or email her at email@example.com. Friday, Oct. 25Awards ceremony to highligh UMMC's researchers, support staffThe Medical Center will honor 23 researchers and research support staff during the annual Excellence in Research Awards at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in the student union.All UMMC employees are invited. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, email Cari Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, Oct. 29UM pharmacology faculty to explore cannabinoids' brain effectsAshpoleDr. Nicole Ashpole, assistant professor of pharmacology and research assistant professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Exploring the Effects of IGF-1 and Cannabinoids in the Aging Brain," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in room N318 (classroom 3A) in the North Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Wanda Barone at 4-1640. Collegiate scholars set to heat up RICE competitionSelected graduate students from diverse backgrounds in a range of academic disciplines will participate in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive competition to provide the best solution for a realistic scenario about complex rural health issues from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in lecture hall 124 in the medical education building.Sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the event will include participants from Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi and UMMC. A reception will follow the competition.For more information, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at email@example.com. Wednesday, Oct. 30Research AV to host chat over coffeeSummersDr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the J. Lincoln Arceneaux Conference Room (Room R136).The first 12 individuals to register will be eligible to participate in the event. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, Nov. 5Population Health to host ribbon-cutting, open house, food driveThe John D. Bower School of Population Health will host a ribbon-cutting, holiday open house and food drive from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the second-floor lobby of the Translational Research Center.Following the ribbon-cutting, tours of the school will be offered. Guests are invited to help the school's faculty and staff celebrate Thanksgiving by bringing non-perishable food items for donation to the EversCare Food Pantry.Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Alana Bowman at 5-3853 or email email@example.com. Friday, Nov. 8S. Carolina Greenville faculty to tout equal pay for equal workEichelbergerDr. Kacey Eichelberger of the South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville/Prisma Health-Upstate, will give the UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds presentation, "Equal Pay for Equal Work in Academic Medicine: A Primer for Those Who Care," from 7-7:50 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, email Kimberly Brookins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, Nov. 12Six Dimensions CEO to facilitate ODI's InclUsive ConversationBurseDr. Nakeitra Burse, owner and chief executive officer of Six Dimensions, LLC, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive conversation" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union,Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at email@example.com. GWIMS to host Connect-Share-Advance sessionThe UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science will host a Connect-Share-Advance session, "Sex Differences and Women's Health Research," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in classroom R153.For more information, email Lauren Corby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, Dec. 12Sipp Culture founder to present InclUsive ConversationCarlton Tucker, founder of Mississippi Center Cultural Production (Sipp Culture), will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversation" at noon on Thursday, Dec. 12, in the student union's second-floor conference center.Tucker will discuss how the arts intersect with social justice and the needs of rural communities. For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at email@example.com. Wednesday, Feb. 19UM population studies leader to give InclUsive ConversationGreenDr. John Green, leader of the Center for Population Studies and the State Data Center of Mississippi at the University of Mississippi, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversation" at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the student union's second-floor conference room. Green will share population projections and the health or socio-economic impact for rural Mississippians. For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at firstname.lastname@example.org.