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Pathology chair candidate, visiting speakers' talks highlight weekly events

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

Monday, Oct. 2

Pathology chair candidate to follow pathologists’ evolving role

Dr. Harsh Thaker, former professor and vice chair of operations in the Department of Pathology in the Mount Sinai Health System and candidate for chair of pathology at UMMC, will give the School of Medicine seminar, “The Evolving Role of the Pathologist in Improving Health Care Quality,” from noon-12:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

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

Georgetown neuroscientist to explore traumatic brain injury

Dr. Sonia Villapol, assistant professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center, will present the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar, “Restoration of the Brain Through the Periphery: Exploring a Novel Therapeutic Avenue for Traumatic Brain Injury,” at noon on Monday, Oct. 2, in room 6A.

For more information, call Pam Banks at 4-1690.


Tuesday, Oct. 3

Tulane pharmacologist to dissect estrogen signaling, arterial stiffness

Dr. Sarah Lindsey, assistant professor of pharmacology at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, will give the Department of Physiology, Mississippi Center for Heart Research and Women’s Health Research Center presentation, “Role of Membrane Initiated Estrogen Signaling in Arterial Stiffness,” from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in room G451.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 4

Arizona physiologist to discuss T cell HTN sex differences

Dr. Heddwen Brooks, professor of physiology, professor of medicine and professor of biomedical engineering in the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Tucson, will give the Department of Physiology and the Mississippi Center for Heart Research seminar, “Sex Differences in T Cell-Dependent Hypertension: Role of Menopause in Disease Onset,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 4, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 4-5

Wisconsin otolaryngologist to cover nasal surgery outcomes

Dr. John S. Rhee, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present “Nasal Surgery Outcomes: Form, Function and Satisfaction,” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 (Part 1), and at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 (Part 2), in 5 East Conference Room of the Department of Otolaryngology.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation, email For more information, call Brianne Pardo at 4-6885 or email her at

Thursday, Oct. 5

Mayo scientist to talk sex steroids, coupling, age-related bone loss

Dr. Sundeep Khosla, Dr. Francis Chucker and Nathan Landow Research Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Mayo Foundation Distinguished Investigator, director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and dean of clinical and translational science at the Mayo Clinic, will present “Sex Steroids, Coupling and Age-related Bone Loss” at noon on Thursday, Oct. 5, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center and the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email

Friday, Oct. 6

Harvard professor to espouse LGBT health equity

Dr. Harvey J. Makadon, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, “Achieving Health Equity: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Susie DeLoach at 4-6936 or Bianca Levy at 4-5746.

Monday, Oct. 9

Dentistry professor to cover tissue engineering, drug delivery

Dr. Amol V. Janorkar, professor of dentistry in the Department of Biomedical Materials Science, will give the Department of Biochemistry presentation, “Leveraging Research Facilities Available at UMMC: A Multidisciplinary Research Endeavor in Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Kennsie Johnson at 4-1505.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Former St. Dominic CEO to discuss integrating faith, profession

Sr. Dorothea Sondgeroth, associate executive director of the St. Dominic Health Services Foundation and former CEO and president of St. Dominic Health Services, will present “To Lead or to Be Led: The Blending of Hospital Administration and Religious Life,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Sponsored by the UMMC Catholic Students Association, the talk will focus on Sondgeroth’s experiences in her administrative role at St. Dominic and how she integrated her faith into her profession. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 in attendance.

For more information, email Edgar Meyer at


Friday Oct. 13

Millsaps religious studies chair to reflect on ‘Jewishness,’ health care

Dr. James Bowley, professor and chair of religious studies at Millsaps College, will give the Faith Forum fall lecture, “Jewishness and Health Care: Beyond the Bagel,” at noon on Friday, Oct. 13, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the UMMC Faith Forum and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. For more information, call Edgar Meyer at 4-1659 or email him at