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Hardy lecturer receives appreciation

Dr. Marc Mitchell, left, James D. Hardy Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery, presents a plaque of appreciation to Dr. K. Craig Kent, A. R. Curreri Professor of Surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, following Kent’s presentation at the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lecture May 30 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Kent’s lectures included “Evolution in the Treatment of Vascular Disease . . . A Case Study of How Quickly Medicine Can Change" and “Research in Surgery is Alive and Well.” 

Measuring the impact of interns

This summer, the Medical Center’s CenterView publication will feature a story on the valuable contributions interns provide to various departments and units at UMMC. You can help by letting us know their roles in your domain. Intern

If you know of an intern who has had a positive impact on the institution or if you are currently working with an intern to bolster the institution’s missions of top-tier education, outstanding clinical care and cutting-edge research, please e-mail us at          

UMMC staff receive service recognition

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

15 Years

* Sharon Davis, cytotechnologist in Cytology

* Dewayne Epps, sergeant in Campus Police

10 Years

* Norma Buckley, patient services coordinator in the Business Office

* Erin Campbell, social worker in the Oncology Clinic

* Jennifer Clay, inpatient nurse on 3 North 

* Scott Sims, supervisor in Respiratory Therapy

* Rebecca Spicer, pharmacist in the Hospital Retail Pharmacy

5 Years

* Jim Albritton, editor-writer in Public Affairs

* Sarah Burford, inpatient nurse on 1 South

* Rhonda Floyd, nurse educator in Home Dialysis

* La Tijera Ford, technician in Lab Animal Facilities

* Jennifer Hargett, nurse educator on 5 North

* Lynn Haynes, nurse educator in Outpatient Dialysis

* Terry Hughes, inpatient nurse in 2 MICU

* Kristie Morlino, medical assistant at University Physicians-Grants Ferry

* Katelan Newell, ambulatory nurse in the School of Medicine

* Cynthia Pittman, case manager in Coordinated Care

* Natasha Russell, respiratory therapist in Respiratory Therapy

* Lacey Stokley, patient services coordinator at University Physicians-McBride Clinic

* Lavera Terrell, inpatient nurse on 7 East

* Romondra Vance, inpatient nurse in ante partum at the Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants

Dell’Italia to present physiology seminar


Dr. Louis Dell'Italia, professor of internal medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, will present "Role of Mitochondrial Haplotype in Cardiovascular Disease" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 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.  

Lebesgue to give neurobiology presentation

Dr. Diane Lebesgue, instructor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present "GPR30/GPER1: A G-protein Coupled Receptor Mediator of Estrogen Actions in the Brain," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in room CW308 on the third floor of the Classroom Wing.

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.

Harris, Giesecke to host MAP meetings

Harris and GieseckeJanet Y. Harris, interim CEO of UHHS, and Guy B. Giesecke, CEO of Batson Children's Hospital, will host Motivating, Achieving and Progessing (MAP) meetings for UMHC employees from 3-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in the community room of the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center; and from 2-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the CBO Building in Clinton.

For more information, call Tonya Moore at 4-4104.

Guyton to give Johnson Lecture, mini-series


Dr. David L. Guyton, Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., will give the Professor Samuel B. Johnson Memorial Lecture, "Changes in Strabismus Over Time - Implications for Management," at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The presentation is part of the Department of Ophthalmology's Resident Research Day, which also will feature presentations by residents in the department.

Guyton also will give a mini-lecture series, "Optics and Refraction," from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at 764 Lakeland Drive. Registration is required to attend the mini-lecture series.

For more information or to register, call Sherlene Sullivan at 4-5022.

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