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Guest lectures, Alliance lunch top busy slate

Published on Monday, October 10, 2016

Published on October 10, 2016

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

Monday, Oct. 10

UF infectious diseases specialist to talk phylodynamics


Dr. Thomas B. Waltzek, assistant professor of infectious diseases and pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will present the microbiology seminar, “Ranavirus Taxonomy and Phylodynamics,” at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, in room 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis at 2 p.m. in room N547. For more information, call Angeline Green at 4-1700 or email her at agreen@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Oct. 11  

Dental students to give Grand Rounds presentation

Three dental students are scheduled to speak during Dental Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Stephanie Rizzuto will present “Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw - Management of Patients at Risk,” Amadia Giles will present “Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Soft Tissue Lesions,” and Jamie White will present “SNDA Recap.”

For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025 or email her at dhayes@umc.edu.



Sim, vol services directors to speak at Alliance luncheon

Dr. Michael Holder, associate professor of pediatrics and executive director of simulation and interprofessional education, and Jane Ellen Wolf, director of volunteer services, are the scheduled featured speakers at the Fall Alliance Luncheon scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The cost is $15 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members (which includes $5 dues). Attendees may pay at the door or pay online in advance at alliance.umc.edu.

Parking will be available in Lot 21 across from the student union. For more information or to register, call Dixie Myrick at 5-1974 or email her at dmyrick@umc.edu.



Neurosurgeon to dissect stepping, spinal cord injury


Dr. Keith Tansey, professor of neurosurgery, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, “Sensory Neural Plasticity and Neuromodulation of Stepping in Spinal Cord Injury," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in classroom 3A (room 318 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.



Environmental economist to discuss climate change


Dr. Dominika Dziegielewska-Parry, an environmental economist, will present “Health and Climate Change” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The lecture is sponsored by Student Physicians for Social Responsibility and the School of Medicine Student Affairs. Pizza will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email achinthaparthi@umc.edu.



Wednesday, Oct. 12

Physiologist to analyze, explore topological data

William Drew Pruett

Dr. William A. Pruett, instructor in physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Topological Data Analysis: Introduction to an Exploratory Tool,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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.



Thursday, Oct. 13

Michigan academician to untangle complex learning


Dr. Larry Gruppen, professor of medical education in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School, will give the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar presentation, "Persons, Places and Things: The Complexity of the Learning Environment," at noon on Thursday, Oct. 13, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The seminar is sponsored by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Brenda Ward at bgward@umc.edu.



Radiologist to explain how to detect breast cancer early


Dr. Harpreet Talwar, assistant professor of radiology, will give a lunchtime presentation, “ 3-D Mammograms: Detect Breast Cancer Earlier,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Talwar will discuss breast cancer risk factors, why mammograms are vital, who should get them, 3-D mammography and other advancements.

Drinks and desserts will be available. For more information or to register, call Jill Bayles at 5-8980 or email jbayles@umc.edu.



On the horizon

Nanoscience part of big day at children's museum


Dr. Atul Poudel, assistant professor of pediatric nephrology, will teach children about nanoscience and the kidneys when he visits the Mississippi Children's Museum for Question It? Discover It! Saturday, Oct. 22.

The interactive program is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.mschildrensmuseum.org.



UMMC, statewide scholars to compete for RICE Bowl

Top scholars from local colleges, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi, will join Medical Center students in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Sponsored by the Office of Population Health and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the RICE Bowl is an academic competititon in which team members answer questions and solve a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.

For more information, call 5-9000 or email ricebowl@umc.edu.



Starkville pastor to discuss body, soul physician


Father Lenin Vargas, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville and a former emergency medicine physician, will present “Physician of the Body, Physician of the Soul” at noon on Thursday, Oct. 27, in room 106 of the Classroom Wing.

The event is sponsored by the UMMC Catholic Students Association. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.