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Heart month presentation, Duke, Colorado experts' talks top week's agenda

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016

Published on February 01, 2016

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

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Cardiothoracic surgeon to provide ECMO primer

Jay Shake

Dr. Jay Shake, associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “ECMO Basics,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.



Colorado philosopher to introduce 'shadow biosphere'


Dr. Carol Cleland, professor of philosophy and investigator in the Center for Astrobiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and an affiliated scholar of the NASA Institute for Astrobiology, will present “Is Earth Host to a Shadow Biosphere?” at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in room CW 308 in the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Microbiology.

For more information, call (601) 974-1293.



Thursday, Feb. 4

Cardiovascular experts to 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. 4, is Dr. Kevin L. Grove, vice president of obesity research for Novo Nordisk in Seattle, Washington, who will present “Insights into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes Using the Obese Non-human Primate Model” from noon-1 p.m. in room CW106 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.



Saturday, Feb. 6

Question heart health? Discover it Feb. 6!

February's Question It? Discover It! Saturday at the Mississippi Children's Museum will get to the heart of the matter. Children will learn about heart health through an interactive program by the Children's Heart Center Feb. 6.

The fun is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information on the museum, visit mississippichildrensmuseum.com.



On the horizon

Research Office director to 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.



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.



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.



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.