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Freeland Lecture tops next week's activities

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Published on May 26, 2016

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

Thursday, May 26

Advisory CMO to discuss accountability, pop health


Dr. Dennis Weaver, executive vice president and chief medical officer of The Advisory Board Company and Advisory Board Solutions, will present the Distinguished Population Health Lectureship, “Population Health: Accountable for Progress,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Population Health. For more information, email Sondra Redmont at



Wednesday, June 1

Research director to discuss cardiac would healing


Dr. Merry Lindsey, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the Mississippi Center for Heart Research, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “As the Tides Turn: Inflammation and Fibrosis in Cardiac Wound Healing,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 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.



Friday, June 3

Freeland lecturer to project orthopaedists' future


Dr. Marc F. Swiontkowski, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota and CEO of TRIA Orthopaedic Center, will give the 2016 Alan E. Freeland Research Lecture, “I'm a Doctor, Not a Mechanic: What Will the Orthopaedist Be in the Future?” at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The lecture will be followed by a presentation of resident research topics at 2 p.m., chief resident research presentations at 2:15 p.m. and research awards photos at 3:30 p.m. Chief residents scheduled to give presentations include Dr. J. Hunter Berry, Dr. David A. Black, Dr. S. Tal Hendrix and Dr. Adam R. Smith.

For more information about the Alan E. Freeland Research Lecture Series and Resident Research Day, email Amy Kraus at



Saturday, June 4

Question injury prevention? Discover summertime safety

Making summertime safe will be the topic of the next Question It? Discover It! Saturday event scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 4 at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Sponsored by Children's of Mississippi, which includes Batson Children's Hospital and all pediatric care at UMMC, the event will be focused on injury prevention. Safe Kids Mississippi will join in the interactive program.

Question It? Discover It! is free with museum admission. For more information, visit



On the horizon

Biochem chair candidate to give cancer 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.



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



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 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