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Fall faculty meeting, invited speakers headline week's agenda

Published on Monday, September 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Care planning, service learning experts to deliver rounds

Dr. Matthew Milner, assistant professor of care planning and restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry, will present “Evidence Based Dental Implant Restorative Therapy Modalities” and Tammy Dempsey, director of community engagement and service learning, will present “Give Gab” during Dental Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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



MIT biologist to discuss diet, cancer in obesity


Dr. Omer Yilmaz, assistant professor of biology, member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a gastrointestinal pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, will present “Dietary Control of Intestinal Stem Cells and Cancer in Obesity” at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in classroom 308.

The lecture is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research and the UMMC Cancer Institute. For more information, email



Wash peds neurologist to explore self-regulated learning


Dr. Douglas Larsen, associate professor of neurology and pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine, will present “Self-regulated Learning: How Do We Influence Daily Practice?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in classroom 3A (room 318 in the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.



Wednesday, Sept. 28 

Washington surgeon to push carcinomatosis envelope


Dr. Sean C. Glasgow, assistant professor in the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Colorectal Carcinomatosis: Pushing the Envelope,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available, and breakfast will be available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at



Neurobiologist to focus on maternal bariatric surgery


Dr. Bernadette Grayson, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Impact of Maternal Bariatric Surgery on In Utero Development: Learning from a Rodent Model,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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.



Dermatologist to provide expert skin care advice


Dr. Kimberley Ward, associate professor of dermatology, will give a lunchtime lecture, “One Hour to Beautiful Skin,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Ward will discuss cosmetic procedures, the importance of a skin care regimen and selecting the right sunscreen. Drinks and desserts will be available.

For more information or to register, call Jennifer Bryant at 5-0504 or email her at



Thursday, Sept. 29

UM chancellor to speak at fall faculty meeting


Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak during the fall faculty meeting at noon on Thursday, Sept. 29, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Vitter and Woodward will provide updates on the university and the Medical Center in the next fiscal year. The agenda also will include recognition of faculty with 20 years of service.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at



On the horizon

Draper Lecturer to cover treating homeless, mentally ill


Dr. Chasity L. Torrence, assistant professor of psychiatry, will present the Edgar Draper Lecture, “The Forgotten: Treating Homeless and Uninsured Mentally Ill Patients,” during Psychiatry Grand Rounds at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in second-floor conference rooms A and B of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-5588.



Johns Hopkins epidemiologist to host JHS research review


Dr. Moyses Szklo, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will present a workshop, “The Jackson Heart Study: A Workshop on the Preparation and Review of Papers Reporting Results of Epidemiologic Research,” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the UMMC Cancer Center Conference Room at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The workshop will review key epidemiologic concepts in the review and preparation of reports from epidemiologic studies, including, bias, confounding and interaction, and review key issues and common mistakes in the preparation of reports based on data from epidemiologic studies.

Attendance will be limited to 20 participants. The deadline to register online is Friday, Sept. 23. For more information or to register, call Jacquelyn Lane at 5-9319 or email her at



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



Statewide students to compete for RICE Bowl trophy

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