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Schwartz Rounds, GWIMS talk highlights week's events

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

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Schwartz Rounds to address burnout, provider-patient relationships

Vickie Skinner, director of continuing health professional education, is scheduled to facilitate the next Schwartz Center Rounds presentation, "Strengthening Provider-Patient Relationships by Spotting and Addressing Burnout," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Additional speakers will include Dr. Erin Dehon, associate professor of emergency medicine, Dr. John B. Ingram, associate professor of pediatric neurology, and Dr. Daniel C. Williams, associate professor of psychiatry.

All Medical Center health care givers are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Attendees must bring their valid UMMC ID badges to register.

For more information, call Cheryl Stingily at 5-5142 or email her at

Neurobiologist to give peek through residual connectivity window

Dr. Boba Stokic, affiliate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, “Inter-Limb Reflexes After Human Spinal Cord Injury: A Window into Residual Connectivity” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in classroom 3A (N318 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Surgery professor to cover vascular surgery for general surgeons

Dr. Marc E. Mitchell, professor of surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Vascular Surgery for the General Surgeon,” from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education is available. For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292.

Physiology prof to give GWIMS talk on portfolio, CV prep

Dr. Barbara T. Alexander, professor of physiology and biophysics and Core Leader for the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, will give the Group on Women in Medicine and Science presentation, “How to Enhance Your CV and Prepare Your Portfolio for Promotion and/or Tenure,” at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at

Physiology postdoc to present potential preeclampsia treatment target

Dr. Bhavisha Bakrania, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Soluble Guanylate Cyclase as a Target for the Treatment of Preeclampsia,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 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, Dec. 14

Case Western family med expert to discuss childhood obesity

Dr. Goutham Rao, Jack H. Medalle Professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, will present “Management of Childhood Obesity and Cardiovascular Risks in Primary Care Settings” at noon on Thursday, Dec. 14, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Mississippi Center for Obesity 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