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MSU bioengineer, Kilimanjaro sickness, MAP meeting on tap this week

Published on Monday, January 5, 2015

Published on January 05, 2015

A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Executive leaders to MAP out UMMC's plans at CBO

Kevin S. Cook, CEO of UHHS, Guy B. Giesecke, CEO of Batson Children’s Hospital, and Pamela Zipperer-Davis, chief ambulatory officer, have spoken to Medical Center employees during half-hour Motivating, Achieving, Progressing (MAP) meetings this winter.

The final meeting will take place this week from 2:30-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the CBO dining room.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Surgery Rounds to address altitude sickness, Kilimanjaro


Dr. Charles O’Mara, professor of surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Altitude Sickness and Climbing Kilimanjaro: Whiskey or Coca-Cola,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.

Mississippi State expert to discuss cardiac bioengineering


Dr. Jun Liao, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Tissue Bioengineering Laboratory in the Department of Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University, will present “Cardiac Bioengineering: 3D Visualization of Myocardial Fiber Disruption, Biomechanical, Assessment of Scar ECM and Patch Repairing Construct” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 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.

On the horizon

Maryland anatomist to explain cannabinoids' pursuit of reward

Dr. Joseph Cheer, assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will give the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences’ seminar, “Endogenous Cannabinoids and the Pursuit of Reward,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in room 6A (N617).

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

Former AAP president to speak at child development summit

Dr. Bob Block, director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center on Child Resilience and former AAP president, and Dr. Susan Buttross, chief of child development and behavioral pediatrics, are scheduled to speak at the continuing education Child Development Conference, “The Signs Are Everywhere: Recognizing Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth,” from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Mental health professionals, health-care providers, educators and parents are invited. Topics will include “Recognizing and Addressing Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth,” “Proper Assessment, Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment,” “Toxic Stress,” “Bullying,” and “Suicide Risk and Prevention.”

For more information, call Kay Watkins at 4-1300 or email her at dkwatkins@umc.edu; to register, visit http://www.umc.edu.conted.

Common Reading Project to discuss reaper memoir

The School of Medicine's Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Divisions and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will sponsor a UMMC Common Reading Project of the novel, "Men We Reaped: A Memoir," by Jesmyn Ward from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Participants should read the book before attending. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 in attendance.

For more information, call LaFreda Sias at 4-1339.