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Commencement, Emergency Medicine research highlight week’s agenda

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Published on May 22, 2017

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


Wednesday, May 24

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute anesthesiologist to present Anesthesiology Grand Rounds


Juan Pulido, M.D., medical director of Cardiovascular Intensive Care at the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, will present the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Round lecture, “High Risk Pulmonary Embolism: Definitions, Evolution of PERT and the Role of the Perioperative Physician” from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. on May 24, 2017 in Classroom 3A.

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


Thursday, May 25

Emergency Medicine residents to present research

Emergency Medicine residents will present research on a variety of topics, including sepsis, septic shock, obesity, TelEmergency, venomous snake bites, newly identified diabetic medication complications and procedural sedation during the Department of Emergency Medicine Resident Research Day from 7:30-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Breakfast will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Sarah Tillman at 5-1787 or email her at


Friday, May 26

61st Annual UMMC Commencement set for Friday

Vitter, Woodward
Vitter, Woodward

University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, will address an estimated 3,000 guests at the two-hour ceremony for graduating physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and graduate students in the health sciences. During the ceremony, students will learn whether they are graduating with summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude honors, and the most outstanding students from each school will be given awards.


On the horizon

Nursing graduate student to defend dissertation


Christina Ferrell, a graduate student in the nursing program, will defend her dissertation, “Nursing Professional Identity: The Experiences and Meanings for Nurses in Senior Leadership Positions," at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, in room A-140 of the School of Nursing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Shanna Moulds at 4-1632.


VC, CEO to speak at mid-career women workshop

Woodward, Youngblood
Woodward, Youngblood

Dr. Lou Ann Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, and Liz Youngblood, CEO of the adult hospitals, will speak at the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science's Mid-Career Women Faculty Development Workshop Tuesday-Wednesday, May 30-31.

Mid-career women faculty from all UMMC schools are invited. The event will include networking opportunities and workshops on sponsorship, negotiation and communication styles. 

For more information or to register, visit or email Vickie Skinner at


CTO to cover security, technology during ADDS talk


Kevin Yearick, chief technology officer, will give the Academic Development and Discover Seminar (ADDS), "Technology and Security: From Artificial Intelligence to Zeus," from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, in room R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Yearick will discuss the latest trends in the industry and UMMC's security technology transformation. The seminar is presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs' Office of Academic Development. For more information, email