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Pastoral Care Lecture, Schwartz/InclUsive talk, visiting speakers highlight week's agenda

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017

Published on May 15, 2017

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


Tuesday, May 16

St. D pastoral care director to discuss health care role

Patricia "Pat" Walden, director of pastoral care services at St. Dominic Hospital, will present "Body, Mind and Spirit: The Role of Pastoral Care in Health Care Systems" at noon on Tuesday, May 16, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the Catholic Students Association. Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance.

For more information, email Edgar Meyer at



Disability expert to give combined Schwartz, InclUsive talk


Dr. Mina Li of the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi will give the combined Schwartz Rounds and InclUsive Conversations presentation, "Disability Inclusion: Getting to Know and Interact with People with Disabilities," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

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

For more information, email Dr. Elizabeth Franklin at



Wednesday, May 17

NIH scientist to expound upon non-coding RNA homeostasis


Dr. Haiming Cao, principal investigator at the Center for Molecular Medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Regulation of Metabolic Homeostasis by Long Non-coding RNAs,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


On the horizon

Buffalo radiologist to discuss ICONIC transformation


Dr. Dheerendra Prasad, professor of radiation medicine, neurosurgery and oncology; medical director of radiation medicine; director of the Gamma Knife Center; and director of CNS and pediatric radiation medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, will give the Department of Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds presentation, “ICONIC Transformation of Brain Radiosurgery: Clinical Applications of a Novel Tool,” at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is part of the Department of Radiology and the Department of Radiation Oncology's Radiological Science Scholar Day, which will take place from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in CW106. The event will include breakfast, lunch and scholarly presentations by students, residents and clinical and research fellows.

All medical and graduate students, residents and clinical and research fellows involved in imaging-focused scholarly projects are invited to submit abstracts for presentation. The deadline to submit abstracts is Wednesday, May 10.

For more information, email Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar at or Dr. Andrew D. Smith at



Michigan radiologist to explain rad contrast mysteries


Dr. Matt Davenport, associate professor of radiology and urology, associate chair of quality, chair of the Michigan Radiology Quality Collaborative and director of body MRI in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, will give the Department of Radiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Radiologic Contrast Controversies and Mysteries Explained," at noon on Monday, May 22, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is part of the Department of Radiology and the Department of Radiation Oncology's Radiological Science Scholar Day, which will take place from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in CW 106. The event will include breakfast, lunch and scholarly presentations by students, residents and clinical and research fellows.

For more information, email Dr. Andrew D. Smith at

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