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Schwartz Rounds, guest presentations top week's slate

Published on Monday, September 19, 2016

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

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Schwartz Rounds to discuss pet therapy benefits

Doris Whitaker, pastoral services director, and Laurie Heiden, hospital school and child life coordinator in Batson Children's Hospital, will speak during the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” a discussion of the positive effects of pet therapy, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be provided by the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services on a first-come basis. Valid UMMC identification badges are required for attendance. For more information, click Read More below or email Cheryl Stingily at



Poznan vet to explore reproductive impact of diet, alcohol


Dr. Joanna Sliwowska, associate professor of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry at the Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland, will present “Neuronal Basis of Reproductive Dysfunction Associated with Diet and Alcohol: From the Womb to Adulthood” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in classroom 3A (room 318 in the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is part of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686.



Wednesday, Sept. 21

LSU anesthesiologist to discuss congenital heart disease


Dr. Charles Fox, professor and chair of anesthesiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Adults With Congenital Heart Disease,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at



Journal club to mull diabetes, demographics


Dr. Daniel W. Jones, professor of medicine and physiology; director of clinical and population science; Sanderson Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition; and interim chair of the Department of Medicine, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, “Diabetes and Age-related Demographic Differences in Risk Factor Control,” scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in conference rooms A and B on the second floor of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

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



Physiologist to spin leptin-melanocortin axis control

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Dr. Jussaro do Carmo, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “CNS Control of Glucose Regulation by the Leptin-Melanocortin Axis,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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, Sept. 22

Translational research director to look closely at diabetes


Dr. James G. Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will give the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (MCOR) Obesity in Mississippi: Time to Take a Closer Look presentation, “The Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

A discussion will follow the presentation. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance.

The presentation is sponsored by the MCOR, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center. For more information, email



On the horizon

MIT biologist to trace 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



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. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at



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