Monday, Nov. 13

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Philanthropy panel, CAY presentation top week's agenda

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

Monday, Nov. 13

NE Ohio pharmacy expert to discuss environmental exposure

Dr. Muhammad M. Hossain, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University, will give the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Environmental Exposure, Adult Neurogenesis, and Learning and Memory,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 13, in room 6A.

For more information, call Marilyn Brooks at 4-1635 or email her at

St. Jude specialist to talk pneumococcal genetics, antibiotic resistance

Dr. Jason Rosch, assistant member of the Department of Infectious Diseases and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, will give the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, “Leveraging Pneumococcal Genetics to Understand Disease and Antibiotic Resistance,” at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov 13, in room 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Angeline Green at 4-1700 or email her at

Newcastle researcher to cover brain tumor metabolism

Dr. Elizabeth Stoll, CANDO Research Fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Fatty Acid Metabolism in Brain Tumors – An Opportunity for Drug Discovery,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 5-1505 or email her at


Tuesday, Nov. 14

Women’s health director to reveal mentoring’s importance

Dr. Jane F. Reckelhoff, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and chair of biochemistry and director of the Women’s Health Research Center, will give the Group on Women in Medicine and Science Connect-Share-Advance presentation, “The Importance of Mentoring at All Stages of Your Career,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at


Wednesday, Nov. 15

Boston anesthesiologist to weigh in on lethal injection

Dr. David Waisel, associate professor of anesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Why Anesthesiologists Should Care About Lethal Injection,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in classroom 3A.

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

Case Western scientist to explore protein phosphatase 2A

Dr. Groutham Narla, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, will give the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease seminar, “Drugging the Undruggable: Lessons from Protein Phosphatase 2A,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in classroom S-123.

For more information, call Dr. Charlotte V. Hobbs at 4-5206 or email her at

Panel to discuss service-oriented leadership

A panel of UMMC faculty and staff will discuss service-oriented leadership as part of National Philanthropy Day at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Sponsored by the Associated Student Body and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the event will include a discussion and question-and-answer session with panelists Dr. Juanyce Taylor, chief diversity and inclusion officer; Dr. Robin Rockhold, deputy chief academic officer; Dr. David Felton, School of Dentistry dean; Tammy Dempsey, Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning director; and Natalie Hutto, chief development officer.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, call Edgar Meyer at (662) 719-0276 or email him at

Postdoc research fellow to discuss placental ischemia

Dr. Jeremy Duncan, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Physiology Seminar Series presentation, “Role of Cytokines in Mediating Cerebrovascular Dysfunction in Response to Placental Ischemia,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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.


Thursday, Nov. 16

CDC chief among speakers at CAY parenting presentation

Dr. Barbara Saunders, chief of the Child Development Clinic, will be among the speakers at the UMMC Center for Advancement of Youth and Junior League of Jackson presentation, “Parenting the Young Child: Everything You Wish Someone Had Told You,” at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Lauren Elliott, nurse practitioner, and Genevieve Garrett, social worker, also will speak at the event, which is part of a monthly seminar series. Light supper and child care for children ages 3-10 will be available.

For more information, visit or call Sara Hart Fellows at 4-5236 or email her at


Thursday-Friday, Nov. 16-17

UT professor to offer pair of HPV-related cancer presentations

Dr. Erich Madison Sturgis, professor and Christopher and Susan Damico Chair for Viral Associated Malignancies, Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Epidemiology, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will give a pair of presentations on HPV-related cancers.

Sturgis will present “The HPV Cancer Epidemic – Why We Must Vaccinate Our Boys” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, and “Organizing a Translational Program in HPV-related Cancers: The M.D. Anderson HPV Moon Shot” at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Both presentations will take place in the Department of Otolaryngology’s 5 East Conference Room.

For more information or to reserve a seat for either lecture, email Erin McNabb at


Friday, Nov. 17

MS Psych ED: What every mental health advocate should know

Angela Ladner, executive director of the Mississippi Psychiatric Association, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "Mental Health Advocacy 101: What Every Advocate Should Know," at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Alexis Hicks at 5-5588 or email her at

Author to conduct ‘no panic’ presentation for GWIMS

Mandi Stanley, author of the No Panic Plan for Presenters, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science seminar, “No Panic Presentation Skills for Women in Medicine,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union ballroom.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Kristi Whitney at 4-5003 or email her at

Flagship Constellations available by LiveStream

The University of Mississippi will debut its Flagship Constellations: Big Data, Brain Wellness, Community Wellbeing and Disaster Resilience from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts in Oxford.

The Flagship Constellations bring together multidisciplinary teams of diverse faculty, staff, students, alumni and external partners to inspire meaningful solutions to complicated issues requiring collaborative thinking.  

UMMC faculty and staff can view the event via Live Stream by visiting