Oct. 25, 2018

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Research Day, Faith Forum top upcoming event list

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


Friday, Oct. 26

Grad Studies to host annual Research Day event

​The 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.

Cedars-Sinai surgeon to explore transgender anatomy

Dr. Maurice Garcia, a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, will give a WebEx presentation sponsored by the Associated Student Body, "Transgender Anatomy: Changing Anatomy in a Changing World," at noon on Friday, Oct. 26, in rooms SM-122 and SM-124 of the medical education building.

Lunch will be available for the first 300 in attendance. For more information, email Edgar Meyer at emeyer@umc.edu.


Monday, Oct. 29

Panel to discuss religious, spiritual, secular inclusion

​The UMMC Faith Forum, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversations," the Associated Student Body's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will sponsor a panel discussion, "Inter-faith Dialogue: Student Religious, Spiritual and Secular Diversity and Inclusion," at noon on Monday, Oct. 29, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Hardeep Uppal at huppal@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Oct. 30

Digestive disorders expert to give cancer screening news

Dr. Kumar Pallav, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases, will give the University Physicians "Brown Bag" Lecture, "Colorectal Cancer: The Good News About Screening," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the University Hospital Administration Large Conference Room.

Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Megan Smith at msmith@umc.edu.


Health system CEO to give 100 Day Workout presentation

Kevin Cook, Health System CEO, will give a presentation on the 100 Day Workout methodology  from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Daniel Enger at denger@umc.edu.


UMMC Alliance to host annual 'Meet and Greet'

The 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.


Friday, Nov. 2

Psychiatry research fellow to relate drug abuse, sleep

Dr. Lais F. Berro, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, "The Crack of Dawn: Understanding the Relationship between Drug Abuse and Sleep,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Monday, Nov. 5

Florida biology expert to outline peptides epithelium roles

Dr. Gill Diamond, professor of oral biology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will give the Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, "Antimicrobial Peptides in the Mucosal Epithelium: Roles in Host Defense and Therapeutics," at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in room 4A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email Angeline Green at agreen@umc.edu.


Biology postdoc fellow to review androgen excess in women

Dr. Edgar D, Torres Fernandez, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology presentation, "Androgen Excess in Women - Cardiometabolic Implications," at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in classroom 3A.

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


Thursday, Nov. 8

Colorado atherosclerosis expert to sound off on lipoprotein lipase

Dr. Robert H. Eckel, Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis; professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes; and interim vice chancellor for research at the Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver, at Aurora, will give the Grand Rounds presentation, “Lipoprotein Lipase: An Evolving Story on How Tissue Specific Regulation of the Enzyme Relates to Metabolism and Beyond,” at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8 in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

The presentation is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Catherine Kaime at 5-0817 or email her at ckaime@umc.edu.


Augusta biochemistry expert to exert oncogene, DNA control

Dr. Jan van Riggelen, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Augusta University, will give the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seminar, "MYC's Broad Reach as Oncogene Includes the Control of the DNA Methylation Machinery," at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8, in classroom 4A.

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


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.