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CommUNITY Day, Davis Hand Lectures highlight week's events

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


Monday, Aug. 27

Augusta faculty to describe aptamer-guided cancer therapy


Dr. HongYan Liu, assistant professor at the Augusta University of Georgia, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology-sponsored presentation, "Nucleic Acid Aptamer-guided Cancer Therapy," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, in classroom N318 (3A).

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



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


Thursday, Aug. 30

Wayne State director to talk high-res brain, CV MRI apps


Dr. E. Mark Haacke, director of the Magnetic Resonance Core Facility at Wayne State University, will give the Department of Radiology Grand Rounds presentation, "High Resolution MRI of the Brain and Cardiovascular System: Applications in Neurodegenerative and CV Disease," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

For more information, call Cheryl Johnson at 5-3862 or email her 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



Monday, Sept. 17; Thursday-Friday, Sept. 20-21

Campus parking space up for grabs during quarterly blood drive

bloodservices.pngParticipants in the Medical Center's quarterly blood drive scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Mississippi Blood Services bus at the Guyton Research Center; from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday Sept. 20, in the MBS bus at the Guyton Research Center or in the MBS bus at the Jackson Medical Mall; and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the MBS bus at the University Hospital entrance will be registered for a drawing for a parking space on campus for three months beginning Monday, Oct. 1.

The winner of the parking space drawing will be randomly selected from among all UMMC faculty, staff and students who participate in the blood drive. All donors will receive a T-shirt.

Photo identification is required to donate. MBS suggests all donors eat within four hours of giving blood and drink plenty of fluids before and after the donation.

For more information about the drive, visit the MBS website at or email Beth Neal 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

Vitter  Woodward
Vitter and Woodward

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