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Tatum Lecture, GWIMS talk among week's busy schedule

Published on Monday, February 27, 2017

Published on February 27, 2017

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

Monday, Feb. 27

UMMC faculty needed for Flagship Constellation session


The Medical Center will host a Flagship Constellations information sharing session, an initiative of Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, to accelerate and inspire the pursuit of solutions to some of the world's most complex challenges.

All UMMC faculty and staff who may be interested in collaborating on a Flagship Constellation proposal or who want to learn more about the initiative are invited to the session.

The session is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the School of Pharmacy's Wells Auditorium (room PH 129). For more information, email Whitney Bondurant at wbondurant@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Feb. 28

Annual Tatum Lecture to welcome visiting panelists


Dr. Rick deShazo, professor of medicine, will serve as the facilitator for the Tatum Lecture 2017, “Does Mississippi's Health Status Reflect Ethical Shortcomings Among Our Health Professionals?” scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Joining deShazo for the panel discussion will be Dr. Janice Bacon, a pediatrician in Canton; Dr. Robert Smith, a family medicine physician in Jackson; Dr. Edward Hill, a family physician in Tupelo and former president of the American Medical Association; and Michelle Wheeler, a School of Medicine student.

Sponsored by the Department of Medicine, the Department of Surgery, the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Division of Public Affairs, the lecture is in memory of Dr. Nancy O'Neal Tatum, a family medicine physician whose pioneering work established the first formal program of medical ethics at UMMC.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Pam Wardlaw at pwardlaw@umc.edu.



Physical therapist to discuss sport-related concussion

Jennifer Reneker

Dr. Jennifer Reneker, associate professor of physical therapy, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Science Seminar presentation, " A Quest for Optimal Management Strategies in Sport-Related Concussion," from noon-1 p.m. on  Tuesday, Feb. 28, in classroom 3A (room 318 on the North Wing).

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



Wednesday, March 1

Trauma surgeon to uncover hemorrhagic shock advances


Dr. Matthew Kutcher, assistant professor of surgery, Trauma Division, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Recent Advances in the Treatment of Hemorrhagic Shock,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu.



Wash scientist to describe brain's role in glycemic control


Dr. Gregory Morton, research associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, will present “Role of the Brain in Glycemic Control” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



Thursday, March 2

Kentucky scientist's GWIMS talk topic: Keeping on track

Dr. Carol Elam, professor of behavioral science, associate dean for admissions and institutional advancement, and director of medical education research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will give the Group on Women in Medicine and Science seminar series presentation, “Keeping on Track: Strategies for Maximizing Success in Your Career While Avoiding Burnout,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in second-floor conference rooms A and B of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Teresa Clayton at tclayton3@umc.edu.



Texas geneticist to explain ALP diagnosis consequences


Dr. Carlos Alberto Bacino, medical director of the Baylor Miraca Cytogenetics Laboratory, vice chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, and director of the Pediatric Clinic Genetics Service and chief of the Pediatric Genetics Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital, will give the Genetics Conference presentation, “Diagnosing Hypophosphatasia (HPP): The Significance of Low Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) and its Consequences,” from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in classroom 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The conference is presented by the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Medical Genetics. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call Laura Hendon at 5-4487.



On the horizon

Neurobiologist to host three-dimensional ADDS discussion


Dr. Dongmei Cui, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, will present the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, “Stereoscopic Visualization of 3-D Virtual Models for Anatomy Education,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in classroom 6A.

The seminar is offered by the Office of Academic Development in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. For more information, email Brenda Ward at bgward@umc.edu.



Renowned Tenn ophthalmologist to give grand rounds


Dr. Carl C. Awh of Tennessee Retina, P.C. in Nashville, an internationally recognized clinician, surgeon and educator, will present a pair of Department of Ophthalmology Grand Round Series lectures Thursday-Friday, March 16-17.

Awh will present “An Incomplete History of Vitreoretinal Surgery” and “Genetic Testing, AMD and AREDS Supplements,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in room LP-104 at 764 Lakeland Drive. He also will present “Interesting Vitreoretinal Surgical Cases” and “Talking with Patients about Retina Problems” at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 17, in room LP-104 at 764 Lakeland Drive.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Corinne Day at 4-5022 or email her at aday@umc.edu.



Dallas trauma surgeon to examine race, violence, medicine


Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's premier “inclUsive conversations” dialogue series presentation, “Critical Mass: Examining Race, Violence and Medicine in the 21st Century,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in room CW-308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Dashunda Bunton at dbunton@umc.edu.