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Guyton Lecture, visiting talks highlight week's events

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017

Published on March 20, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 21

Dallas trauma surgeon to examine race, violence, medicine


Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon at 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



Wednesday, March 22

Albany professor to tackle neuromuscular blockade


Dr. Scott Groudine, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Albany Medical Center, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Neuromuscular Blockade: Past, Present and Future,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at



Guyton Lecturer to describe new diabetes biology


Dr. Gerald Shulman, George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry and co-director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, will give the Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Research Lecture, “The New Biology of Type 2 Diabetes,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



Thursday, March 30

Pathology chair candidate to discuss academic pathology


Dr. Ronald McLawhon, professor of pathology and head of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and pathology chair candidate, will present “Transforming and Advancing Academic Pathology in the Era of Affordable Care and Personalized Medicine” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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



On the horizon

St. Louis psychiatrist to talk substance disorders, genetics


Dr. Arpana Agrawal, associate professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, will give the keynote presentation, “Genetic Influences on Substance Use Disorders - Problems and Opportunities,” during the annual Neuroscience Research Day event from 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 7, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience and the Mississippi chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the event also will include a poster session and invited faculty presentations.

For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 4-1686 or email her at



Vitter, Woodward to speak at spring faculty meeting


Dr. Jeff 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