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InclUsive conversation, Jackson Heart Study update top upcoming events

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

Friday, Sept. 7

Psychiatry professor to talk ketamine treatment's pitfalls


Dr. Ian A. Paul, professor of psychiatry, will give the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Grand Rounds presentation, "From Angel Dust to Antidepressants: The Promise and Pitfalls of Ketamine for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorders," from 11-11:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing education credit is available. For more information, call Vandria Gaskin at 5-5588.


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


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


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


Thursday, Sept. 20

Faculty development presentation to focus on leadership

faculty_development.jpgThe 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  


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