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Spring faculty meeting, visiting lectures top week's agenda

Published on Monday, April 10, 2017

Published on April 10, 2017

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Tuesday, April 11

Mayo expert to offer ways to get research published


Dr. Wojciech Pawlina, professor and chair of anatomy, professor of medical education and medical director of the Procedural Skills Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, will present "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: How to Publish Your Education Research in Anatomical Sciences?" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in classroom 3A (room 318 on 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.

Communication focus of GWIMS Coffee Talk session

Portrait of Dr. Norma B. Ojeda

Dr. Norma Ojeda, associate professor of pediatric neonatology, will lead “A Discussion on Gender Differences in Communication and Learning to Respect the Differences,” part of the Group on Women in Medicine and Sciences (GWIMS) Coffee Talk session, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Food will be available. For more information, call Teresa Clayton at 5-4233.

Wednesday, April 12

UM chancellor to speak at spring faculty meeting


Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak during the spring faculty meeting at noon on Wednesday, April 12, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The pair will provide an update for the university and the Medical Center of the next fiscal year.

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

Thursday, April 13

LSU researcher to explain how to handle obese patients


Dr. Donna H. Ryan, professor emerita and interim executive director of the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will present “New Ways of Thinking: How We View Our Patients Struggling with Obesity” at noon on Thursday, April 13, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817.

On the horizon

InclUsive conversation to focus on faith, professionalism

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its second "inclUsive" conversation event, "The Intersection of Religion, Faith and Professionalism in the Workplace," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in room CW-308 of the Classroom Wing.

UMMC panelists will discuss expressions of faith in the workplace and how to make more inclusive communities for those of varying religions and ethical or moral beliefs.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit www.umc.edu/odi.

CTO to cover security, technology during ADDS talk


Kevin Yearick, chief technology officer, will give the Academic Development and Discover Seminar (ADDS), "Technology and Security: From Artificial Intelligence to Zeus," from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, in room R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Yearick will discuss the latest trends in the industry and UMMC's security technology transformation. The seminar is presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Office of Academic Development. For more information, email bgward@umc.edu.