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Auburn, Baylor experts' talks, heart month presentation highlight week's agenda

Published on Monday, February 8, 2016

Published on February 08, 2016

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

MEW to host Black History Month series

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will host a Black History Month lunch and learn series in February to commemorate and celebrate the African-American experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the progress and advancement of African-Americans in the United States. The series will include a screening of the award-winning PBS television series, “The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.”

All sessions are scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Dunleith Room of the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center. Everyone is invited.

For more information, including event dates and subjects, click here or call Gina Hamilton at 5-9003 or email her at evers-williamsinstitute@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Feb. 9

Research Office director fo give faculty development talk


Nancy Olson, director of the Human Research Office, will give a Faculty Development Series presentation, “Medical Education Scholarship,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in classroom 3A.

The presentation is sponsored by the School of Medicine's Office of Medical Education. Lunch will be available to the first 25 in attendance.

For more information, call Kelly Dennis at 4-5006 or email her at kadennis@umc.edu.



Auburn anatomist to explain Atrazine's disruptive effects


Dr. Chad Foradori, assistant professor of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology at Auburn University, will present “The Endocrine Disruptive Effects of the Herbicide Atrazine: Ramifications from the Brain and Beyond” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in classroom 6A (room 617) on the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at kmcgee@umc.edu.



Wednesday, Feb. 10

Baylor anesthesiologist to discuss airway management


Dr. C. LaToya Mason, associate professor of anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Difficult Airway Management Strategies in Obstetrics,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at jlalexander@umc.edu.



Pastoral Services to offer Ash Wednesday services

The Department of Pastoral Services will mark the beginning of the season of Lent by offering three Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 10: one at 7 a.m. in the University Hospital Chapel, one at 10 a.m. in the Grand Rounds Room at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center, and one at noon in the University Hospital Chapel.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors are invited to participate in the services, which will include the imposition of ashes. For more information, call Linda McComb, chaplain, at 5-2108.



Physiologist to describe hyperglycemia's stressful effects


Dr. Romain Harmancey, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Effects of Hyperglycemia and Insulin Resistance on Cardiac Stress Response to Surgery,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in room CW308.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



Thursday, Feb. 11

MCOR director to present Global Grand Rounds


Dr. Dan Jones, MCOR director of clinical and population sciences and former University of Mississippi chancellor, will give the next Global Health Grand Rounds presentation at noon on Thursday, Feb. 11, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be provided for the first 75 in attendance. For more information, email vcovington@umc.edu.



Cardiovascular experts weigh in during heart month

The Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center will the Heart Month Seminar Series in February, in which leading experts will discuss cutting-edge findings.

On tap for Thursday, Feb. 11, is Dr. William C. Cushman, professor of preventive medicine, medicine and physiology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and chief of the Preventive Medicine Section at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, who will present “The SPRINT Trial: Does Intensive Management of High Blood Pressure Further Reduce Rates of Cardiovascular Disease and Lower Risk of Death?” from noon-1 p.m. in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.



Monday, Feb. 15

Wisconsin physiologist to examine podocyte injury


Dr. Alexander Staruschenko, associate professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “TRPC6 Channel as an Emerging Determinant of Podocyte Injury,” at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, in room 6A.

For more information, email Pam Banks at pbanks@umc.edu.



Psychiatrist to explain sleep deprivation alteration


Dr. James Shaffery, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, will present “Early-Life REM Sleep Deprivation Programs Alterations in Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity, mRNA, Protein and Sleep Architecture in Young Adult Rats” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, in room G351 in the Guyton Research Center.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available.

The seminar series offers continuing education by the Center for Developmental Disorders Research. For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.



Stinky Feet expert to clear path from couch to 5K

Ben McDonald of Stinky Feet will present a “Couch to 5k Training Plan” in preparation for the School of Dentistry's Rush to Brush event at 5 p.m. on Monday. Feb. 15, in room D113 in the School of Dentistry building.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, click here or email Barbara Walker at bwalker3@umc.edu.



Upcoming Events

NHLBI scientist to shed light on Latino study


Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa, a project director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, will give a presentation on the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Guyton Building Library.

The HCHS/SOL is the largest cohort study on contemporary U.S. Hispanic/Latino health that is evaluating the prevalence of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other chronic diseases, their protective and risk factors, and their relationship to future fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular and pulmonary outcomes among Hispanics/Latinos living in four U.S. cities. Aviles-Santa is project director of the study.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Jacqueline Lane at 5-9319 or email her at jlane3@umc.edu.



Display to highlight African-American artists' work

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will present its first “A Healthy Start through Art” event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Community Meeting Room at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The event celebrates local African-American artists and highlights the relationship between art and health. Several types of art will be on display, including sculptures, photography, videography, drawings and paintings.

The public is invited. For more information, call Sydnie Wagner at 5-9544 or email swagner2@umc.edu.



Alliance's 'Roaring '20s' shindig to benefit patient needs

The UMMC Alliance will host its first “A Roaring '20s Affluant Affair” to benefit the Patient Needs Fund from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Lake House in Ridgeland.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students and their families are invited. A VIP reception will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, email Jamie Thompson at jlthompson@umc.edu.



Indiana radiologist to lead AOA ethics discussion


Dr. Richard Gunderman, vice chairman of the Department of Radiology and Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Philanthropy and Liberal Arts at Indiana University, will lead a discussion on the ethics of technology using a passage from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as a starting point as part of an Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

To preregister, email remorgan@umc.edu or for more information, email Omar Abdul-Rahman at oabdulrahman@umc.edu.



NHLBI director to present Nelson CV Research Lecture


Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and senior investigator at the National Institute of Health, will present the 19th Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Research Lecture, “Building on the NHLBI Legacy of Hypertension Research: Charting Our Future Together,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be provided on a first-come basis. The lecture is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center and the American Heart Association.

For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at sedavis@umc.edu.