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Biochem chair candidate's presentation, physiology chair's talk top week's agenda

Published on Monday, June 6, 2016

Published on June 06, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 8

Biochem chair candidate to give research overview


Dr. J. T. Zhang, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Andrew and Peggy Thompson Chair in Hematology/Oncology and director of graduate studies in pharmacology and toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and chair of biochemistry candidate, will present “Overview of Cancer Research Programs: From Laboratory Discovery to Clinical Trials,” from 11-11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the School of Medicine. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578.


Physiology chair to dissect health-care challenge


Dr. John E. Hall, chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and founding director of the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Mechanisms of Hypertension in Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome: A Growing Challenge to Our Health Care System,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 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.



Monday, June 13

Pediatrician to review POWER of peds obesity


Dr. Whitney P. Herring, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, will present the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Clinical and Population Science Group seminar, “Pediatric Obesity - Microbiota, POWER and More,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, June 13, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

A discussion will follow the seminar. Drinks will be available on a first-come basis. Continuing education credit is available.

For more information, email wellness@umc.edu.



Tuesday, June 14

Pediatrician to weigh quality, research, practice


Dr. J. Marc Majure, professor of pediatrics, chief of pediatric pulmonary diseases and assistant dean of graduate medical education, will give the next Faculty Development Series: Medical Education Scholarship Rounds presentation, “Is it Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice or Research?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, in classroom 3A.

Lunch will be available to the first 25 in attendance. The presentation is hosted by the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education. For more information, email Dr. Nicole Borges at nborges@umc.edu.



Tuesday-Wednesday, June 14-15

Wellness coach to offer energy-boosting sessions


Claude Courtney, onsite wellness coach with ActiveHealth Management, will present a pair of mini sessions for all Medical Center employees from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center and from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Courtney will present “Get Moving Today!” which will offer tips to fit activity into busy schedules and techniques to stay motivated on a fitness routine, and “Preventive Posture,” which will explore effective techniques to improve posture while standing, sitting and sleeping.

During the presentations, Courtney will also set up a sugary drink table, which will display popular drinks high in sugar, and ask participants to match sugar packets with the amount contained in each drink. For more information, call Brea Cole at 5-8372 or email her at cbcole@umc.edu.



Wednesday, June 29

Washington neurosurgeon to talk hemorrhage therapy


Dr. Gregory J. Zipfel, professor of neurological surgery and neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds Orlando J. Andy Research Lecture, “Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Modern Management and New Therapeutic Approaches,” from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, in the Bank Plus Conference Center on the second-floor Atrium Mall of Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

For more information, call Robin French at 4-5705 or email rfrench@umc.edu.