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Former UMMC surgeon, Cleveland prof's talks highlight week's agenda

Published on Monday, March 7, 2016

Published on March 07, 2016

A couple of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center:

Wednesday, March 9

Former UMMC surgeon to suggest franchising medicine


Dr. Naveed Ahmed, former UMMC associate professor of surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Franchising American Medicine to the Middle East, What We Can Learn from Starbucks,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email



Cleveland peds specialist to uncover age-dependent epilepsies



Dr. Prakash Kotagal, professor of medicine and pediatric epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic, will give the Neuroscience Grand Rounds presentation, “Freedom from Epilepsy in Age-dependent Epilepsies: Cure or Remission?” from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the Bank Plus Conference Center, second-floor Atrium Mall of the Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Robin French at



On the horizon

Common Read subject: Doctor's Story

The Division of Multicultural Affairs, SOM Student Affairs and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities have named Dr. Abraham Verghese's book, “My Own Country: A Doctor's Story,” as the next UMMC Common Read Project.

A group discussion is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, March 15, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre). Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance.

Participants should read the book before attending the discussion. For more information, call 4-5012 or 4-1339.



Michigan public health expert to investigate Flint multimorbidity


Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, assistant professor of public health and health sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Michigan State University and faculty associate in the Gender and Health Research Lab at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, will give the Center of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Grand Rounds presentation, “Meeting the Community Where They Are: Addressing Social Determinants of Multimorbidity in Flint, Michigan,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in conference room G351 on the third floor of the Guyton Research Center.

For more information, email



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



Oregon surgeon to give Field Lectureship presentations


Dr. John Hunter, Mackenzie Chair and Chief of Surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University, will give a number of presentations at the Richard Jennings Field Jr. Lectureship in Surgery Tuesday-Wednesday, March 29-30.

Hunter will present "Rural General Surgery Education: What Have We Learned in Oregon?" at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at The Manship in Jackson, and "General Surgery Residency Redesign: Is it Time?" at 8 a.m. March 30 in room 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email her at



Cal plastic surgeon to explore hand microsurgery


Dr. Gregory M. Buncke, chair of plastic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center, associate char of Plastic Surgery at UCSF and at Stanford Hospital, and director of the Buncke Clinic, will give the James Harvey Hendrix Jr. Lectureship in Surgery, “Microsurgical Management of the Mutilated Hand,” from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in room CW308 in the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is sponsored by the Division of Plastic Surgery. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email



UM chancellor to speak at spring faculty meeting


Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting set for noon on Thursday, April 7, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Vitter and Woodward will provide an update for the University and for the Medical Center. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at



Tulane neuroscientist to speak at research event


Dr. Jeffrey Tasker, Catherine and Hunter Peirson Chair in Neuroscience and professor of call and molecular biology at Tulane University, New Orleans, will give the annual Neuroscience Research Day keynote presentation, “Novel Neuronal-Glial Signaling and Plasticity of the Noradrenergic Activation of Hypothalamic Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Neurons,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The Neuroscience Research Day event, sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience and the Mississippi chapter of the Society of Neuroscience, will begin at 9:30 a.m.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The event will offer continuing education credit.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at