Oct. 3, 2019

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Author's presentation, Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds conclude week's event slate

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

Friday, Oct. 4

Ob-Gyn faculty to cover placenta accreta spectrum

Dr. Rachael F. Morris, assistant professor of maternal fetal medicine in the UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will give the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds presentation, "Placenta Accreta Spectrum," from 7-7:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Kimberly Brookins at 5-9114 or email her at kbrookins@umc.edu.

Author to discuss peds oral health's impact in book talk, signing

​Sonja Lauren, author of The Covered Smile, will discuss her book, a tale about her childhood of abuse, neglect and the impact oral health has on a child's life, at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in the student union.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, email Kelli Irby at kirby@umc.edu.

Monday, Oct. 7

Neurobiology faculty to explore circadian rhythm implications

Dr. Harry Pantazopoulos, UMMC assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, will give the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Microglial Associated Circadian Rhythms of Perineuronal Net Composition: Implications for Memory Consolidation," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Western U professor to focus on visuomotor control substrates

Dr. Brian D. Corneil, professor of physiology and pharmacology and professor of psychology at the Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, will give the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Responding When Time is of the Essence: Determining the Substrates for Fast Visuomotor Control," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in classroom 3A (room N318 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Wanda Barone at 4-1640.

 Wednesday, Oct. 9

Medicine prof, palliative nav to talk effective communication

Dr. J. Keith Mansel, UMMC professor of medicine and director of palliative and supportive care services, and Carole Ward, UMMC palliative nurse navigator, will give the UMMC Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Effective Communication and Decision Making in Health Care," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and other interested health care providers are invited. Continuing education credit is available. For more information, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5012 or email jboyd@umc.edu.

Physiology instructor to relate antihypertensive device response

Dr. John Clemmer, instructor in the Department of Computational Medicine, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Mechanisms of Response and Nonresponse to Antihypertensive Devices," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. 

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 10-11

StL prof, Miss Mississippi among Transplant Symposium speakers

​Dr. Krista Lentine, professor of medicine and director of living donation at the Saint Louis University Transplant Center, Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer, UMMC transplant faculty members, an organ donor and a UMMC patient who received a liver transplant are scheduled to speak during the University Transplant Guild's annual Mississippi Transplant Symposium Thursday-Friday, Oct. 10-11, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall.

Topics will include trends in transplantation, increasing access to care and the process of being a live donor. Continuing education is available. For more information, email Tricia Freeman at pfreeman@umc.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Vice chancellor to speak at fall faculty meeting​

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting set for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Woodward will provide an update for the Medical Center and faculty with 20 years of service will be recognized. Flu shots will be available before and after the meeting from Student and Employee Health. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

Full-time faculty with 20 years or more of continuous faculty service should contact Dorothy Singleton by Sunday, Sept. 1. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at drsingleton@umc.edu.

Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 16-17

Biobank Mississippi to host precision medicine research initiative

Biobank 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. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 16-17, 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 gmahajan@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Oct. 16

Chief medical officer to record UMMC's quality journey

Dr. J. Michael Henderson, chief medical officer, will give the Department of Pathology Grand Rounds presentation, "UMMC Quality Journey," from 7-8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in classroom R354.

Continuing medical education credit will be available. For more information, call Robin Suggs at 4-1540 or email rrsuggs@umc.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Ruckdeschel to host CCRI director's meetings Oct. 17

Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute director, will host the quarterly Cancer Center and Research Institute Director’s Meetings on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The first meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Guyton Library on the first floor of the Guyton Research Center and the second 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 meetings 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 scroberts@umc.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Medicine prof to give 'personal pioneers narrative' GWIMS talk

Dr. 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 dgrunes@umc.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 23

UMMC to host SCCM 'bite-sized' lecture series

​Dr. 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 cvsanluis@umc.edu.


Women at Risk founder to discuss health care's role in trafficking

​Rebecca 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 sfunchess@umc.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Collegiate scholars set to heat up RICE competition

Selected 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 fcaples@umc.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Research AV to host chat over coffee

Dr. 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 coffee-talk@umc.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Population Health to host ribbon-cutting, open house, food drive

The 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Six Dimensions CEO to facilitate ODI's 'inclUsive conversation'

​Dr. 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 spandolfi@umc.edu.