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Schwartz Rounds, CommUNITY Day, Davis Hand Lectures coming soon

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

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Schwartz Rounds to examine provider-patient conversation

Vickie Skinner, director of continuing health professional education, will facilitate the next Schwartz Center Rounds, “The Conversation Every Provider and Patient Should Have,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

All health care providers are invited to the event, which also will include speakers Dr. Katharine H. Travis, associate professor of medicine; Sue Meng, social worker; Stephanie Jones, interim general counsel; and Jeffery Murphy, hospital chaplain.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, click Read More below, call Kelly Dennis at 4-1316 or email her at


Wednesday, Aug. 22

Medicine prof, palliative expert talk serious illness

Dr. Keith Mansell, professor of medicine, and Carole Ward, palliative care and support services nurse, will present Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, "Serious Illness Conversation Guide," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at


Physiology prof to give biotech, renal disease update

Dr. Alejandro Chade, professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Biotechnology and Renal Disease: An Update About the Search for Novel Therapies," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Pathology prof to explore Alzheimer's basic, translational research

Dr. Junming Wang, professor of pathology, will present the School of Medicine seminar, "Basic and Translational Research in Alzheimer's Disease," from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Robin Suggs at 4-1540.


Wednesday, Aug. 29

CommUNITY Day to offer fellowship, diverse speakers

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Associate Student Body's Diversity and Inclusion Committee will host UMMC CommUNITY Day from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The event will include presentations by Dr. Tarif Bakdash, Julieta Mendez, Barry Walker and Dr. Norma Ojeda. Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, email Danielle Porter at or Kandice Bailey at


Friday, Aug. 31

Mayo Clinic professor to present Davis Hand Lectures

Dr. Scott P. Steinmann, professor of orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will present the J. T. Davis Hand Lectures, "Orthopaedics and Life," and "Complex Elbow Fracture Dislocations," from 6:30-9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Tara Kelly at 5-1637.    




Monday, Sept. 10

JSU history faculty to discuss Margaret Walker's century

Dr. Robert E. Luckett Jr., associate professor of history and director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive" conversation, "Margaret Walker: This is My Century," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit or call Mandy Scott at 5-7857 or email her at


Wednesday, Sept. 26

Montefiore faculty to assess pediatric sickle cell pain

Dr. Veronica Carullo, associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Roslyn, New York, will present Anesthesia Grand Rounds, "Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain: Beyond the Crisis," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Tammy Holliman at 4-5931 or email her at  


Tuesday, Oct. 2

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 fall faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The presentation will include an update on the University and Medical Center for the next fiscal year and recognition of faculty with 20 years of service. Full-time faculty with 20 years of continuous service to UMMC should contact Dorothy Singleton by Saturday, Sept. 1.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Collegiate scholars set to heat up RICE competition
Top scholars from Mississippi colleges and universities will join Medical Center students in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive health-care competition with audience participation, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the RICE Bowl is an academic competition in which team members answer questions and solve a complex health-care case. Attendees will have the opportunity to sound off during the event as well.

For more information, email Felicia Caples at