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SOD dean's retirement reception, UMass neuroscientist's talk highlight week's events

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016

Published on January 25, 2016

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

Monday, Jan. 25

Citizens Climate Lobby rep to discuss climate change


Bill Curtis of the Citizens Climate Lobby will give a presentation about climate change and its adverse health effects at noon on Monday, Jan. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the Student Physicians for Social Responsibility at UMMC.

The Citizens Climate Lobby is a grassroots advocacy organization focused on educating members of Congress about supporting effective climate-change legislation through preventive efforts.

For more information, email Gaylen Patterson at gpatterson@umc.edu.



Reception to honor retiring School of Dentistry dean

The School of Dentistry will host a reception to honor Dr. Gary W. Reeves on the occasion of his retirement as dean of the school from 3-4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, in conference rooms A and B on the second floor of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, click Read More below or email drsingleton@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Jan. 26

Pediatric dentist to give Dental Grand Rounds


Dr. William Duncan, professor of pediatric dentistry and community oral health, will give the Dental Grand Rounds presentation, “Give Kids a Smile Review,” at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in room R153.

For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025.



UMass neuroscientist to talk circadian roles in genes

Dr. David Weaver, professor of neurobiology and director of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will present “Circadian and Non-Circadian Roles of Mammalian Clock Genes” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in classroom 6A (classroom 617 on the North Wing).

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

The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.



Wednesday, Jan. 27

Physiologist to discuss HTN's physiological origins

Dr. Barbara Alexander, professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “The Developmental Origins of Hypertension: Physiological Mechanisms,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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



On the horizon 

Augusta University dean to present iCAP keynote

Dr. Andrew Balas, dean and professor at Augusta (Georgia) University, will give the keynote address at the School of Health Related Professions' iCAP faculty development series, “Three Dimensional Research Innovation in Applied Health Sciences,” at noon on Monday, Feb. 1, in room 1A of the SHRP building.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 75 in attendance.

For more information, call Dashunda Bunton at 5-1150 or email her at dbunton@umc.edu.



Duke cardiologist to talk vascular homeostasis regulation


Dr. Christopher D. Kontos, associate professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology; associate professor of pharmacology and cancer biology; and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, will present “Novel Mechanisms in the Regulation of Vascular Homeostasis” at noon on Monday, Feb. 1, in room 6A.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.



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.



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.