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Medical Center extends New Year's greetings

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It’s not too late to prepare for reading event

Common_Reading_Dec_2013The Division of Multicultural Affairs, the School of Medicine Student Affairs Office, the School of Medicine Academic Affairs Office and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will sponsor the UMMC Common Reading Project at noon on Friday Jan. 17, in room CW106 (classroom wing).

The book selected for this year's event is "Five Days at Memorial" by Sherri Fink. The format will include an interactive discussion with experts on pertinent topics in medical ethics and UMMC's Emergency Services/ Preparedness Center Director, Jonathan Wilson.

Participants should read the selected book before the event. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.

For more information, call 4-1339


Mandatory compliance training due Tuesday

Mandatory annual compliance training will be available online through Tuesday, Dec. 31.

No make-up sessions will be available. 

UMMC employees who fail to complete the training by the deadline will be eligible for disciplinary action.

To access the training, visit Healthstream in the applications section under the administration tab of the UMMC Intranet.


Medical Center staff receive service recognition

The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries this week:

40 Years

* Barbara Bolls, patient care technician, Neurophysiology Lab

35 Years

* Dr. Steven T. Case, professor of biochemistry

30 Years

* Dr. William H. Replogle, professor of family medicine

25 Years

* Dr. Ann H. Peden, professor in the School of Health Related Professions

* Daphne Sigler, ambulatory nurse, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

20 Years

* Dr. Michelle A. Tucci, professor of orthopedic surgery

15 Years

* Earther Bennett, administrative assistant, School of Dentistry

* Juanita Bryant, unit secretary, Neuroscience ICU

* Leslie Parnell, inpatient nurse, 4 Children's

10 Years

* Amy Barton, nurse, 7 West

* Susan B. Clark, associate professor of academic information services

* Crystal Davis-Cockrell, inpatient nurse, 5 South

* Freda Knight, anesthesia technician supervisor, Batson Children's Hospital Anesthesia

* Yolanda Moaton, patient care technician, Short Stay Procedure Area

* Dr. Louis V. Puneky, associate professor of medicine

5 Years

* Kefei Duan, library technician, Academic Information Services

* Cassandra Greer, medical assistant, Child Development Clinic

* Diwakar Pawar, medical technologist, Blood Bank

* Johnny Perry, systems administrator, Information Systems

* Dean Snider, assistant CFO of fiscal planning and analysis, Budget

* Herbert Tucker, database administrator, Information Systems

* Dr. Daniel M. Woodliff, associate professor of medicine


Rounds topic: evidence-based psychotherapy

Dr. Jeanne M. Gabriele, psychotherapy coordinator at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "VA Evidence-based Psychotherapy Team: A System Change to Promote the Implementation of Evidence-based Psychotherapy as a Front Line Treatment" at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 in classroom CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information call Roshunda Stewart 4-5746.


Emory fellow to present pharmacology seminar

JIang_JianxiongDr. Jianxiong Jiang, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, will present "Inflammatory Prostaglandin Signaling Following Status Epilepticus" at noon on Monday, Jan. 6, in room 6A.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.


Scientific director to give pharmacology talk

Zeldin_DarrylDr. Darryl C. Zeldin, scientific director, principal investigator and head of the Environmental Cardiopulmonary Disease Group in the Laboratory or Respiratory Biology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Triangle Park, N.C., will present "Characterization of Transgenic Mice with Endothelial-specific Expression of Human CYP4F2" at noon on Friday, Jan. 10, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.    


Strick to explain why rats don’t play the violin

Strick_PeterDr. Peter Strick, professor and chair of neurobiology, co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, director of the Systems Neuroscience Institute and VA senior research career scientist at the Pittsburgh, Pa., VAMC, will present "Old and New M1: A Tale of Two Motor Areas, or Why Rodents Don't Play the Violin" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, in room N617(A)-6A in the School of Medicine.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.

For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.



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