Excellence in Research Awards program, annual RICE Bowl conclude October activitiesPublished on Thursday, October 24, 2019Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.Friday, Oct. 25Nephrology Division to host Renal Grand RoundsThe Division of Nephrology will host Renal Grand Rounds at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, in the Nephrology Conference Room (Room L525-4) on the fifth floor of the Clinical Sciences Building.For more information, email Diana Carpenter at email@example.com. Faith Seeking Understanding group to question God's existence The Faith Seeking Understanding group will present "Must God Exist?" from noon-12:50 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in classroom 6A (Room N617A).Lunch will be available. Infertility specialist to espouse robot-proofing careersParryDr. J. Preston Parry, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, will present "The Robot Will See You Now: Using School to Prepare for the Future of Medicine and Not Its Past," at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, in room 124 of the medical education building.Parry will explain how emerging technologies will transform medicine and how to robot-proof your career. Lunch will be available to the first 150 in attendance. For more information, email Parry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards ceremony to highlight 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 email@example.com. Monday, Oct. 28Population Health Grand Rounds to cover life with chronic disease Konkle-ParkerThe John D. Bower School of Population Health will host a Grand Rounds presentation, "Living with Multiple Chronic Diseases With or Without HIV: Opportunities for research in the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study," at noon on Monday, Oct. 28, in room G151-01 on the first floor of the Guyton Research Center.For more information, email Brea Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Biology seminar to focus on obesity, renal mechanismsThe Department of Cell and Molecular Biology will host the seminar, "Obesity and Renal Disease: Potential Mechanisms," from 3-4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, in classroom 3A. 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. 30Pastoral services director to offer spiritual breast cancer coping strategiesWhitakerDoris Whitaker, UMMC director of pastoral services, will give an Everyday Wellness presentation, "Spiritual Strategies for Coping with Breast Cancer," at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in classroom 6A.The presentation will include information about how to locate available spiritual resources, how to put spirituality into daily practice and how to discover meaning, purpose and spiritual value in the breast cancer journey.For more information, email Brea Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Physiology department to host physiology seminar The UMMC Department of Physiology will host a physiology seminar at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, email Courtney Graham at email@example.com. Research 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. Thursday, Oct. 31Boston peds gastroenterologist to give clinical conference talkOuahedDr. Jodi Ouahed, pediatric gastroenterologist at Boston Children's Hospital, will give the GI Clinical Conference Lecture at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, in classroom 3A. LGBTQ health center to host lunch and learn session The Center for LGBTQ Health will host a lunch and learn session at noon on Thursday, Oct. 31, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).Topics will include information about the Trustworthy, Evidence-based, Affirming and Multidisciplinary (TEAM) Care Clinic and the basics of providing culturally sensitive care.Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Reid Black at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, Nov. 6Genentech reps to participate in CCRI collaborative meetingThe UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute will host clinical and translational collaboration meetings with Genentech representatives from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Guyton Research Center Conference Room (G451).Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, associate director for clinical and translational research, will host Genetech medical science liaisons Brannon Flores, hematology; Stacey Douglas, lung, GU and dermatology; and Dawn M. Stults, breast, GI and gynecologic.Lunch will be available for the first 20 attendees. Call Susan Roberts at 5-6802 for WebEx dial-in information. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Critical Care Department to host coffee talk session The Critical Care Department will host a Coffee Talk - a roundtable interactive presentation, workshop and interview of critical care-related topics, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in room X404 in the Neuro ICU. For more information, email Jorge Castaneda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, Nov. 20 Faculty affairs chief to host chat over coffeeSmithDr. Patrick Smith, chief faculty affairs officer and associate dean for faculty affairs, will discuss current events, points of pride and barriers experienced by staff with 12 selected UMMC employees during the 100-Day Workout Diversity and Respect Team's Coffee Talk event at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the perioperative conference room.For more information, email email@example.com. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Diversity chief, HR chief to host coffee talkDr. Juanyce Taylor, chief diversity and inclusion officer, and Cathy Smith, UHHS chief human resources officer, will host a 100-Day Workout Diversity and Respect Team Coffee Talk program for a select group of 12 employees to discuss current events, points of pride and barriers experienced by staff at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the overflow dining room.For more information, email 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. Wednesday, March 18MSU faculty to share rural African-American research Adams-PriceDr. Carolyn Adams-Price, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Gerontology Program at Mississippi State University, will share her research regarding the well-being of older rural African-Americans - with particular emphasis on these individuals' attachment to place and linkages to perceptions of health providers - as part of the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversations" series at noon on Wednesday, March 18, in the student union's second-floor conference center.For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at email@example.com. Wednesday, April 15 Global education expert to talk about inclusive practicesPiletzMei-Chi C. Piletz, executive director of the Global Education Program at Mississippi College, will speak about "inclusive practices" in working with international students, faculty, families and patients at a complex organization like UMMC during the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversation" at noon on Wednesday, April 15, in the student union's second-floor conference center.For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, April 23Women's medical, science group to host awards luncheonThe Group on Women in Health and Science will host an awards luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23, in the student union's second-floor conference center.For more information, email email@example.com.