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Vascular mechanosensing talk, discovery program highlight week's events

Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Published on July 05, 2016

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

Wednesday, July 6 

Physiologist to explain unifying vascular hypothesis

Dr. Heather Drummond, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Vascular Mechanosensing: A Unifying Hypothesis,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

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



Saturday, July 9

Question what's in your noggin? Discover it Saturday

From thinking to emotions, it's all happening in your brain. Children and their parents can learn more about the brain and its functions during Question It? Discover It! Saturday, scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Neurology specialists from UMMC will be on hand for the interactive event, which is free with general admission to the museum. The monthly Question It? Discover It! Saturday is sponsored by Children's of Mississippi, the umbrella organization for Batson Children's Hospital and all UMMC pediatric care.

For more information, visit www.mschildrensmuseum.org.



On the horizon

GWIMS coffee session to consider global ideas

The Group of Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation, “Leadership and Global Health Outcomes: A Discussion on How Ideas Become Action,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, in room G351-07 in the Guyton Research Center.

Food will be available. For more information, call Teresa Clayton at 5-4233 or email her at tclayton3@umc.edu.



Cincy pediatrician to discuss antimicrobial stewardship



Dr. David Haslam, medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, will give the Pediatric Grand Rounds presentation, “Pain-free Antimicrobial Stewardship: Decreasing Antibiotic Use without Restrictions,” at noon on Wednesday, July 13, in room S123.

For more information, email Dr. Rana El Feghaly at relfeghaly@umc.edu.



Former U.S. agriculture secretary to give Edelman Lecture


Mike Espy, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and former U.S. Representative from the Second District of Mississippi, will present the third annual Marian Wright Edelman Lectureship from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Conference Rooms A-C in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The lectureship, which will focus on food and food systems as social determinants of health, is presented by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and Mississippi State University.

For more information or to register, call Sydnie Wagner at 5-9544 or email evers-williamsinstitute@umc.edu.