April 30, 2018

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Faculty meeting, Last Lecture highlight events calendar

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

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.​


Wednesday, May 2

Dentistry assistant professor to deliver Last Lecture


Dr. Charles E. Ramsey, clinical assistant professor of care planning and restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry, will present the Last Lecture 2018 at noon on Wednesday, May 2, in the student union.

The lecture is presented by the Office of Alumni Affairs, student alumni representatives and the Associated Student Body. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, visit www.umc.edu/lastlecture, call 4-1115 or email alumni@umc.edu.

Tech transfer director to recommend idea, invention protection

James K. Petell

Dr. James Petell, director of the Technology Transfer Office in the Office of Research, will present the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, "Protecting Your Ideas and Inventions," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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

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 medical education building.

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

St. George prof to assemble integrated course presentation

anatomy_biophysics_icon.jpgDr. Robert Hage, professor of anatomy and adjunct professor of arts and science at St. Georges University, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Integrated Course Design Applied to Presentation . . . Demonstrated with Snippets of Lectures," from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in classroom 6A (room 617A on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information,call Karneilla McGee at 4-1640 or email her at kmcgee@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 9

CI faculty to host phaam aceutical collaboration discussion


Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, associate director for clinical and translational research in the UMMC Cancer Institute, will host a "Genetech Pipeline Presentation," one in a series of discussions with pharmaceutical company medical teams about collaboration in clinical research, from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in room TR-315 in the Translational Research Center.

Four Genetech medical science liaisons will discuss drugs entering clinical trials, whether any may help Mississippians in cancer treatment, and research being conducted by UMMC Cancer Institute members.

Individuals involved in cancer care and research are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Susan Roberts at 5-6802 or email her at scroberts@umc.edu.

Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, May 15, in the 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.


Monday, May 21

Mayo Clinic epidemiologist to talk pharmacogenomics opps


Dr. Suzette J. Bielinski, associate professor of epidemiology, Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic, will give the University Research and Mayo Clinic presentation, "Pharmacogenomics: The Opportunities and Challenges of Clinical Implementation," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in lecture hall M124 of the medical education building.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Cari Fowler at 5-8923 or email her at cfowler@umc.edu.  


Monday, June 4

Data Sciences interim chair to discuss computer simulation

Portrait of Dr. Robert Hester

Robert L. Hester, professor of physiology, interim chair of the Department of Data Sciences and director of the Center for Computational Medicine, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, "Use of Computer Simulation to Understand Population Responses to Therapy," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, June 4, in the fourth floor conference room of the research center.

For more information, email Sondra Redmont at sredmont@umc.edu.