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Upcoming events

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

Thursday, Aug. 31

Pennington professor to uncover weight loss difficulty

Dr. Steven Heymsfield, professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will present “Obesity: Why is Weight Loss so Difficult to Maintain?” at noon on Thursday, Aug. 31, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at

Friday, Sept. 1

Psychiatrist to target opioid epidemic prescription pipeline

Dr. Kevin B. Freeman, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "From Pill to Needle: Targeting the Pipeline of the Prescription Opioid Epidemic," at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Susie DeLoach at 4-6936 or Bianca Levy at 4-5746.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Medicine chair candidate to discuss heart failure drug developments

Dr. Javed Butler, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and co-director of the Heart Institute at Sony Brook University and UMMC chair of medicine candidate, will present “Similarities Between Drug Developments for Heart Failure and Providing Health Care” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Maggie Cunningham at 4-5578 or email her at

On the horizon

Romanian professor to talk laser desorption ionization

Dr. Radu Iliescu, a professor at the Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi, Romania, will give the Women's Health Research Center/Department of Biochemistry presentation, "Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight - Mass Spectrometry for Protein Identification and Quantification," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 4-1505.

Chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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

Full-time faculty members who have 20 years of continuous full-time faculty service are asked to contact Dorothy Singleton by Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the phone number or address listed below.

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