April 19, 2018

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Ambassador Family Day, Grants Ferry blood drive conclude this week's events

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

Thursday, April 19

SON Ambassador to host Family Day


The School of Nursing Ambassadors will host a Family Day from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the main lobby of the School of Nursing.

Mississippi Blood Services representatives will collect donations from 2-7 p.m. April 19 at the School of Nursing. The event also will include IV skills practice and medical trivia, among other events.

Families of Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Farrah Banks at 4-6252 or email her at fbanks@umc.edu.


Friday, April 20

Blood drive offers opportunity to replenish what UMMC uses

bloodservices.pngMedical Center faculty, staff and students can help replenish the blood supply that UMMC uses during the Mississippi Blood Services' quarterly blood drive Friday, April 20.

The institution's Standing Committee on Blood Donations is challenging donors to replenish 50 units during each day of the drive. On average, the Medical Center uses 50-150 units of blood each day.

The Mississippi Blood Services mobile unit will be set up from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Grants Ferry. All donors will receive a T-shirt. For more information about the drive, email Tammy Bouchillon at tbouchillon@msblood.com.


Wednesday, April 24

MEW to host Poor People’s Campaign anniversary event


The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities will mark the 50th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign with a presentation on the economics of poverty from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, April 24, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The presentation by Dr. Ed Sivak, executive vice president of communications and policy at the Hope Enterprise Corporation, is on “The Economics of Poverty: Where Do We Go From Here?”

For more information, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-9016 or email her at rldaniels@umc.edu.


Anatomical donors to be honored at Ceremony of Thanksgiving

organ_donor.jpgAnatomical donors – individuals who gave their bodies to the Medical Center for health professional education and research – will be honored at the annual Ceremony of Thanksgiving scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 25, in the UMMC Cemetery. A reception will follow the ceremony in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Shuttle service to the cemetery for students and staff will be provided in front of the School of Health Related Professions. For more information, email lhodge@umc.edu.

Chief nursing officer to host coffee talk discussion


Dr. Michelle Welander, chief nursing and clinical services officer, will give the 100-day Workout team IMPACT’s “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in room WC116A (Perioperative Conference Room).
Only eight people will be selected to participate. To be included in the random drawing for participants, email Shayne Boackle at eboackle@umc.edu.


Friday, April 27

East Carolina public health chair to give Edelman Lecture


Dr. Ronny A. Bell, professor and chair of public health at East Carolina University, will give the fourth annual Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lecture Series presentation, "The Emerging Threat of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth," from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. For more information, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-9016 or email her at rldaniels@umc.edu


Tuesday, May 1

Chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting


Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, University of Mississippi chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 1, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre). A WebEx link will be available to those unable to attend.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at drsingleton@umc.edu.​


Thursday, May 3

Wake Forest public health expert to discuss obesity tx


Dr. Jamy Ard, professor of public health sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, and director of participant clinical interaction at the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Winston Salem, North Carolina, will present "A Patient Walks into Your Clinic: Designing Effective Obesity Treatments for Key Populations," at noon on Thursday, May 3, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The seminar is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research; the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research; and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at ckaime@umc.edu.     

Friday, May 4

Pair of speakers scheduled for Radiology Grand Rounds


Dr. Thomas E. Merchant, radiation oncologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will present “Radiation Therapy for Medulloblastoma: 20 Years of Advancement” from 8-9 a.m. and Dr. E. Mark Haacke, director of the MR Core Facility at Wayne State University, will present “Evaluating Neurodegenerative Disease Using SWI, SWIM and STAGE Imaging” from noon-1 p.m. as part of the Department of Radiology Grand Rounds on Friday, May 4, in Lecture Hall 124 of the Phil Bryant Medical Education Building.

For more information, call Cheryl Johnson at 5-3862 or email cajohnson2@umc.edu.


Monday, May 7

InclUsive Conversation to tackle cultural competency


Michelle Johansen, a history instructor at Delta State University and the 2018 IHL Diversity Educator of the Year, will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversation," "A World Class Experience: Improving Cultural Competency at Delta State," at noon on Monday, May 7, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit www.umc.edu/odi.

Iowa cardio expert to review MD's angiotensinergic mechanisms


Dr. Rasna Sabharwal, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Iowa. will give the UMMC Women's Health Research Center presentation, "Angiotensinergic Mechanisms in Muscular Dystrophy and Dilated Cardiomyopathy," at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in classroom 3A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Cherese Kelly at 4-1851.  



Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9

Northwestern surgeon to give Field Lecture, Grand Rounds


Dr. Mamta Swaroop, associate professor of surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Center for Global Health, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, will give the Richard Jennings Field Jr. Lectureship in Surgery Tuesday-Wednesday, May 8-9.

Swaroop will present "TRUE Communities: An Evolution of Empowerment" at 6:30 p.m. May 8 in the Oxford Room at the Westin Jackson at 407 South Congress Street. She will give the Field Lecture and Grand Rounds presentation, "The Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative: My Path to Academic Global Surgery," at 8 a.m. May 9 in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing. A round table session with general surgery residents moderated by Dr. Christopher Anderson, chair of the Department of Surgery, will follow the lecture.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email jboyd@umc.edu.


Wednesday, May 15

HIT Center to host innovation forum 

health_innovation.jpgThe Health Innovation and Transformation Center will host the inaugural HIT Forum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The HIT Forum is an interactive event where health innovators from UMMC and across the state will share their ideas for improving the health of Mississippians.

The forum will feature a start-up pitch competition for innovative health care solutions from anywhere in the world. The winner will receive a $25,000 investment from Plug and Play Tech Ventures, an opportunity to pilot the solution at UMMC, start-up coaching from the HIT Center, intellectual property review from the UMMC Innovation, Development and Licensing (formerly Technology Transfer) Office, and a suite in the business incubator in the Translational Research Center.

To apply for the competition, email a link to your business to Terrence Hibbert at thibbert@umc.edu.

The HIT Forum’s business plan competition is open to students and faculty from any Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning member. The winner of the business plan competition will receive $5,000, start-up coaching from the HIT Center and intellectual property review from the IDL office. Submissions are due Friday, April 27.

IHL members also are invited to submit entries for a poster session by Friday, May 4. For more information, email Terrence Hibbert at thibbert@umc.edu