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CV-renal symposium, CI town hall meetings top upcoming events

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

Friday, Jan. 12


Symposium to cover HTN clinical practice guidelines

Hypertension specialists from a number of leading medical institutions will speak during the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center Symposium, “Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines: Changes in the Way High Blood Pressure is Evaluated and Managed,” from noon-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, in classroom R153.

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Jan Basile, professor of medicine in the Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston; Dr. Karen Griffin, professor of medicine at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago; Dr. Brent Egan, professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; and Dr. Dan Jones, director of clinical and population sciences, Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson Jr. Endowed Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition. Dr. Marion Wofford, professor of medicine and medical director of adult hospital, also will participate in a panel discussion and audience participation session.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 5-1436 or email her at

Wednesday, Jan. 17


Indiana faculty candidate to discuss experiential learning

Dr. Barbie Klein, faculty candidate for the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences at Indiana University, will present “Experiential Learning in Anatomy and Medical Education Research" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in classroom 4A (North Wing Room 413).

The presentation is part of the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Beverly Brooks at 4-1641 or email her at


Pharmacologist to explore renal disease, prepubertal obesity

Dr. Jan Michael Williams, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and assistant course director of dental pharmacology, will present the Department of Physiology seminar, “Using Animal Models to Explore Mechanisms Involved in the Development of Renal Disease Associated with Prepubertal Obesity,” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820 or email her at

Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 17-18


Cancer Institute director to host two ‘town hall’ meetings

Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director, will host a quarterly Cancer Institute Director’s Meeting from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing and again from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in room MK1109 at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center. The Jan. 17 meeting will include a link to UMMC Cancer Institute members at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus.

All Medical Center faculty and staff who work with cancer patients or who conduct cancer research are invited. The meetings will include an overview of UMMC Cancer Institute objectives, an update on progress toward those objectives and a question-and-answer session.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Susan Roberts at 5-6802 or email her at

Wednesday, Jan. 24


Hardy lecturer to investigate trauma, U.S. health care

Dr. L. D. Britt, Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, will give the James D. Hardy Lectureship in Surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the second-floor conference room of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Britt will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “Penetrating Trauma: What Are the State-of-the-art Management Paradigms?” at 8 a.m. and the James D. Hardy Lecture, “The State of Health Care in America: Major Challenges for Integrated Academic Health Systems – What Should be the Strategies to Address Them?” at 1 p.m.

M and Ms with continental breakfast will precede the talks at 7 a.m. and resident and student presentations will follow Grand Rounds. For more information, call Carol Hollingsworth at 5-1292 or email her at

Tuesday, Jan. 30


SHRP dean to celebrate life during CSA presentation

Dr. Jessica Bailey, dean of the School of Health Related Professions, will give the Catholic Students Association lunch and learn presentation, "The Celebration of Life: The Dignity of the Human Person," at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 50 attendees. For more information, call Edgar Meyer at (662) 719-0276 or email him at