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JHS update, Louisville faculty member's talk highlight week's events

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


Tuesday, Sept. 11

Top researchers to provide Jackson Heart Study update


Dr. Javed Butler, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine and Patrick Lehan Chair of Cardiovascular Research; Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research; Dr. Adolfo Correa, director and principal investigator of the Jackson Heart Study; and Dr. Gailen Marshall, professor of medicine and pediatrics and vice chair for research, will speak during the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presentation, "Update on the Jackson Heart Study," at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, call Monica Watkins at 5-1264 or email her at


Wednesday, Sept. 12

Louisville surgical oncology faculty to wage pancreas cancer war

surgery.jpgDr. Charles Scoggins, professor and vice chair for operations and finance, Hiram C. Polk Jr., M.D. Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Waging War on Pancreas Cancer," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Monday, Sept. 17

Population health chair to explore HIV care continuum 



Dr. Leandro Mena, professor and chair of population health science, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, "Exploring the HIV Care Continuum: Making the Invisible Visible," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, in the fourth-floor conference room of the Guyton Research Center.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Sondra Redmont 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. 19

Illinois anesthesiology faculty to talk L and D medication safety


Dr. Heather Nixon, associate professor of anesthesiology, associate head of education and Obstetric Anesthesiology Division head at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, University of Chicago, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Medication Safety on the Labor and Delivery Unit: How Can We Prevent Errors?" from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

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


Thursday, Sept. 20

Faculty development presentation to focus on leadership


The Office of Faculty Affairs will host a faculty development presentation on leadership from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in classroom S123.

Scheduled to speak during the presentation are Dr. Drazen Raucher, professor of cell and molecular biology; Dr. Michael Ryan, professor of physiology and biophysics; Dr. Demondes Haynes, professor of medicine; and Dr. Zeb Henson, associate professor of medicine.

Lunch will be available to the first 30 in attendance. For more information, call Kristi Cofer at 4-5003 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


Seven deans to deliver interprofessional education message

asb_image_2018.jpgDeans from all seven schools at UMMC will present the Associate Student Body seminar, "You Are Not an Island: A Message from the Deans," at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the student union's second-floor conference center.

The deans will discuss their experiences with interprofessional education. Lunch will be available to the first 75 in attendance. For more information, email Emily Dixon 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