Oct. 15, 2018

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Invited presentations, GWIMS lecture head weekly agenda

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


Monday, Oct. 15

Biology professor to cover linker histones, DNA damage response


Dr. David Brown, professor of cell and molecular biology, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seminar, "Linker Histones and the DNA Damage Response," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in classroom N318 (3A).

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

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Clinical pathology director to explain best OR specimen practices


Dr. Lisa M. Stempak, assistant professor of pathology and director of clinical pathology, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Microbiology Specimen Collection: Best Practices in the OR," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at cphollingsworth@umc.edu

Physiology grad assistant to talk hormones, HTN in lupus


Victoria Wolf, a graduate student in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, "Ovarian Hormones and Hypertension in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Pathology faculty to link fatty acids, prostate cancer risk


Dr. Xinchun Zhou, associate professor of pathology, will present the School of Medicine seminar, "Association of Prostatic Fatty Acids with the RIsk, Progression and Racial Disparity of Prostate Cancer," from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 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. 


Friday, Oct. 19

SON dean to expound on leadership learning with friends


Dr. Kim Hoover, School of Nursing dean, will give the Group on Women in Medicine and Science Seminar Series presentation, "Learning to Lead . . . With a Little Help from My Friends," from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email gwims@umc.edu.


Monday, Oct. 22

CFS founder to offer ways to combat workplace stress


Francoise Mathieu, Compassion Fatigue Solutions founder and co-executive director of TEND, will give a series of Everyday Wellness presentations, "Strategies for Surviving Workplace Stress," from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Mathiew will discuss "Compassion Fatigue 101" from 8:30-10 a.m.; "Beyond Kale and Pedicures" from 10:30 a.m.-noon; "Becoming Trauma Informed, the Basics," from 1-2:30 p.m.; and "Grounding Skills for Managing Exposure," from 3-4:30 p.m.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Lauren Heiden at lheiden@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Oct. 23

Schwartz Rounds to tackle ethical decision making


Doris Whitaker, pastoral services director, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds discussion, "Ethical Decision Making: How a Chaplain Can Be the Mediator Between the Patient and the Interdisciplinary Team, a Case Study," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Jeffery Murphy, hospital chaplain, also will speak during the event. All UMMC health care givers are invited. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Valid UMMC identification badges are required for registration. For more information, call Kelly Dennis at 4-1316 or email kadennis@umc.edu.


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 fcaples@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Oct. 24

Awards ceremony to honor exceptional researchers


The Excellence in Research Awards ceremony to honor UMMC faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves with exceptional research is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the student union. A reception will take place after the ceremony.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Cari Fowler at cfowler@umc.edu.


Thursday, Oct. 25

HSTA founder to offer ADDS talk on rural STEM outreach


Dr. Ann Chester, founder and director of the Health Sciences and Technology Academy, will present the Academic Development and Discovery Seminar, "A Rural STEM Outreach Model from West Virginia: Achieving Health Care Workforce Diversity," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in room 122 of the medical education building.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Julian Gilner at jgilner@umc.edu.


Physical therapy faculty to discuss publishing ethics

Jennifer Reneker

Dr. Jennifer Reneker, associate professor of physical therapy. will present the School of Health Related Professions inaugural research seminar, "Ethics in Publishing," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in SHRP Lecture Room 1B.

For more information, email Dr. Lisa Barnes at lbarnes@umc.edu.


Friday, Oct. 26

Grad Studies to host annual Research Day event

sogs_2c.jpgThe School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences will host its Research Day 2018 event on Friday, Oct. 26, in the student union.

Oral presentations by postdoctoral fellows and instructors are scheduled from 9-10 a.m. in the second-floor conference center. Poster presentations by postdoctoral fellows, instructors and graduate students will be displayed from 10:15 a.m.-noon in the gymnasium.

For more information, call Jessie Bowman at 4-1195.


Tuesday, Oct. 30

UMMC Alliance to host annual 'Meet and Greet'

alliance_square.jpgThe UMMC Alliance will host a "Meet and Greet" event from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the overflow dining room across from the main cafeteria to share information about what the organization does and what it plans to do.

A sundae bar and treats will be available to those who join the Alliance by pledging $1 per pay period. For more information, email Shana Cook at scook3@umc.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Special Olympics exec to promote inclusion revolution


Monica Daniels, executive director of Special Olympics Mississippi, will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion InclUsive Conversation presentation, "The Revolution Is Inclusion," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857 or visit www.umc.edu/odi.