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Transgenic Core director's physiology seminar headlines week's light event slate

Published on Monday, March 6, 2017

Published on March 06, 2017

A physiology seminar presentation by UMMC's Transgenic Core director highlights a light presentation schedule this week, but visiting lectures and a Health Disparities Journal Club meeting will help pick up the event slate later this month.  


Wednesday, March 8

Transgenic Core director to hold court on obesity


Dr. David Stec, associate professor of physiology and biophysics and Transgenic Core director, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Role of Heme Oxygenase-1 in Obesity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 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.



On the horizon

NYU professor to explain data mining, clinical resolutions


Dr. Jung Kim, visiting professor at the New York University Langone Medical Center, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Data Mining: Using Existing Data to Resolve Clinical Issues,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, in classroom 3A.

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



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



Journal club to talk telehealth, community HIV providers


Dr. James B. Brock, assistant professor of infectious diseases, will serve as the discussion leader for the Health Disparities Journal Club meeting, “The Impact of a Telehealth Program That Delivers Remote Consultation and Longitudinal Mentorship to Community HIV Providers,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The session is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Continuing education credit is available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at



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



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