Guest presentations highlight UMMC calendarPublished on Monday, October 13, 2014 Published in News Stories on October 13, 2014 A number of interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center. Tuesday, Oct. 14 JSU professor to lead journal club discussionDr. Shemeka Hamlin-Palmer, visiting assistant professor in the College of Public Service, Department of Healthcare Administration, Jackson State University, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Population Health Journal Club session from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in room N 413 (4A) of the North Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is presented by the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.For more information, call Felicia Bowens at 5-9000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Neurobiology seminar to focus on substance abuseDr. Donna Platt, associate professor of psychiatry at UMMC, will present the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences seminar, "Pharmacogenetic Approaches to Understanding and Treating Substance Abuse Disorders," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in room 6A (N617).All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640. Georgetown nephrologist to discuss oxidative stressDr. Christopher Wilcox, the George E. Schreiner Professor of Nephrology, chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Center for Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Health at the Georgetown University Medical Center, will give the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center presentation, “Oxidative Stress and Redox Signaling in the Kidney,” from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in G451-04.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436. Wednesday, Oct. 15 Surgery Grand Rounds to tackle peritoneal cancer txDr. Kirsten Gambrell, house officer in the Department of Surgery, will give the Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Evolution of Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy and Cytoreductive Surgery: Treatment Options for Peritoneal Cancer,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292. Georgia Regents physiologist to talk Insulin, CV RealmDr. Michael Brands, professor of physiology at Georgia Regents University, will present “Should We Still Care about Insulin in the Cardiovascular Realm?” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820. Student/Employee Health to host Flu BlitzThe Office of Student/Employee Health will host the Medical Center's annual Flu Blitz at four locations throughout the Medical Center campus from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15.Beginning this year, flu vaccination compliance is mandatory for all Medical Center employees and students. The flu vaccine is available free of charge through Student/Employee Health.Flu blitz locations include the clinical sciences walkway, the foyer outside the Rowland Medical Library, the hallway between the original and new University Hospital, and across from the cafeteria in the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants.Employees and students who miss receiving the vaccine during the blitz still can get it in the Office of Student/Employee Health. For more information, call 4-1130. Thursday, Oct. 16 Penn psychiatrist to discuss tx-resistant depressionDr. Irwin Lucki, professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the COBRE Distinguished Guest presentation, “Repurposing Buprenorphine and Opioid Compounds for Treatment of Resistant Depression,” at noon on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Wells Auditorium of the School of Pharmacy building.The presentation is sponsored by the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. For more information, call Doris Whittington at 5-1022. Candlelighters to host annual art auctionThe UMMC Candlelighters, an organization that supports Mississippi Children’s Cancer Center, will host its 34th annual art auction at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Country Club.For more information, call Gina Beasley at 4-5226 or email her at email@example.com. On the Horizon Sharp students to compete in first RICE BowlTop scholars from local colleges, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi, will join Medical Center students in the first RICE Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.Sponsored by the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl is an academic quiz competition like none other, with team members answering questions and solving a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.For more information or to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/1qCzcTp or email RICEBowl@umc.edu. WFU imaging leader to discuss cardio-oncologyDr. Greg Hundley, medical director of the Reynolds Tower Cardiovascular Imaging Facility at Wake Forest Health Sciences, will present “Cardio-oncology: New Insights from MRI Regarding Cancer Treatment-Related Cardiovascular Injury” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in R354 (upper amphitheatre) as part of the Robert M. Hearin Distinguished Lecture Series.All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.For more information, call Margie West at 5-5000.