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PCORI presentation, CDC expert's talk top week's agenda

Published on Monday, October 24, 2016

Published on October 24, 2016

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

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Dental students to give Grand Rounds presentation

Jessica M. Vaughn, dental student, will present “Advantages of CEREC in the General Dental Practice” and Niketa Thompson, dental student, will present “Characteristics of Dentists Practicing  in Urban, Rural and Isolated Areas of Mississippi” as part of Dental Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, call Deborah Hayes at 4-6025.



UM health expert to review cognitive flexibility, stress

Del Arco
Del Arco

Dr. Alberto Del Arco, assistant professor of health, exercise science and recreation management in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, “Neuronal Correlates of Cognitive Flexibility and Stress Response in the Prefrontal Cortex of the Rat,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 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.



UMMC, statewide scholars to compete in 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.



Wednesday, Oct. 26

Cardiothoracic surgeon to indicate how to manage reflux

de Delva
de Delva

Dr. Pierre de Delva, assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Surgical Management of Reflux,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.



PCORI award director to give program overview


Lia Hotchkiss, director of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, will present “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Better Research Through Engagement” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Hotchkiss will discuss how scientists, patients and other stakeholders can work together to make clinical research more useful and relevant and will provide information about promising PCORI-funded studies, efforts to disseminate and implement important research results and ways to engage with PCORI.

The seminar is presented by the 70x2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative and the American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network. For more information, email Dr. Roy Duhe at rduhe@umc.edu.



Pharmacologist to discuss preeclampsia, cardiorenal risk


Dr. Jennifer Sasser, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Insights into the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia and Long-term Cardiorenal Risks,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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.



Otolaryngology chair to target 'Nose Woes'


Dr. Scott Stringer, chair of otolaryngology and communicative sciences, will give a lunchtime presentation, “Targeting Nose Woes,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Hospital Large Conference Room.

Stringer will discuss why your nose gets stopped up, how to prevent nosebleeds and how to treat colds and sinus infections.

Desserts and water will be available. For more information or to register, call Renee Stoehr at 4-6885 or email her at rstoehr@umc.edu.



Thursday, Oct. 27

CDC epidemiologist to give SAD measurement


Dr. Henry Kahn, epidemiologist in the Division of Diabetes Translation, Center for Disease Control; clinical professor of community health and preventive medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine; and associate professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, will give the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research “Obesity in Mississippi: Time to Take a Closer Look” presentation, “ Measuring the SAD (Abdominal Height) as a Low-Cost Indicator of Visceral Fat and Cardiometabolic Dysfunction,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

A discussion will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be available. The presentation is sponsored by MCOR, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Jackson Heart Study. For more information, email Courtney Graham at chortongraham@umc.edu.



Friday, Oct. 28

Journal club to consider health's social determinants


Therese Hanna, executive director of the Center for Mississippi Health Policy, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, “Evaluating Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health,” scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in room 308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to register to attend the discussion, email Felicia Caples at fcaples@umc.edu.



Psychiatry chair to cover pediatric gender identity


Dr. Scott Rodgers, professor and chair of psychiatry and human behavior, will discuss gender identity in the pediatric patient, including health-care disparities faced by this population, during the UMMC Gay-Straight Alliance November lunch lecture from noon-12:50 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in classroom 6A.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Brent Necaise at 4-1001 or email bnecaise@umc.edu.



On the horizon

Wash psychiatrist to preach location, location, location


Dr. John Neumaier, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pharmacology and director of the Division of Neurosciences at the University of Washington, will present “5-HT6 Receptors: Location, Location, Location” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Guyton Library (room G351).

The lecture is presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. For more information, call Tasha Mosley at 5-5392 or email her at tmosley2@umc.edu.