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GWIMS talk, invited speaker presentations highlight week's events

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

Tuesday, Dec. 5


Physiology faculty to give GWIMS talk on taking actions

Dr. Kristine Deleon, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science 2017 Emerging Star Award winner, will give the GWIMS presentation, “Lost in Translation (Taking Actions),” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at


Telehealth nurse manager to offer remote patient overview

Kourtland Adams, Telehealth nurse manager, will present “Telehealth: Remote Patient Monitoring, an Overview” as part of the Central Mississippi Nurses Association Member Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in lecture room 1A/SH197 in the School of Health Related Professions.

Refreshments will be available. Guests may park in Lot 11. For more information, call Cynthia Casey at 4-6315.

Wednesday, Dec. 6


UT Southwestern postdoc to mediate heart, muscle physiology

Dr. Kedryn Baskin, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, will give the Department of Physiology seminar, “Mediating Physiology: Complex Roles of Mediator in Heart and Muscle,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.

On the horizon

Faith Forum talk to focus on Christianity’s mystery, scandal

Barbara Mustain, who has a master's in theological studies from Spring Hill College, will give the Faith Forum lecture, “Who Can Believe What We Have Heard? (Isaiah 53:1) - The Mystery and the Scandal of Christianity," at noon on Monday, Dec. 11, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The forum is sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance.

For more information, call Edgar Meyer at 4-1659 or email him at


Schwartz Rounds to address burnout, provider-patient relationships

Vickie Skinner, director of continuing health professional education, is scheduled to facilitate the next Schwartz 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


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