Oct. 29, 2018

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'Brown bag' lecture, 100-day workout talk top week's event list

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

Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 29-30

Florida surgeon to give pair of plastic surgery lectures

Dr. Bruce A. Mast, Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery; interim chief medical officer, University of Florida Health Physicians; and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, will give a pair of UMMC Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor Lectures.

He will present "Maximizing Outcomes in Aesthetic Breast Surgery" at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing, and "How to Establish and Maintain a Successful Plastic Surgery Practice" at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in room L-110 of the Clinical Science Building.

Refreshments will be available at the Oct. 29 presentation and breakfast will be available at the Oct. 30 talk. For more information, call Theressa White at 4-5084.    


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 offer 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.


Wednesday, Oct. 31

Trauma expert to focus on duodenal, pancreatic trauma

Dr. Jonathan Carroll, assistant professor of trauma and critical care, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Management of Duodenal and Pancreatic Trauma," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Friday, Nov. 2

CMO's office to host health care improvement event

​UMMC chief medical officer Dr. Michael Henderson's office is sponsoring an event, "Sharing Improvements in Health Care," which will include presentations by multidisciplinary speakers from across the Medical Center who will highlight institutional performance improvement efforts, from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Friday, Nov. 2, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

The event, which will include oral and poster presentations, will promote collaboration and partnerships to improve quality outcomes, enhance patient safety and improve patient experience.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information or to register, click Read More below or email Myrtle Tate at mdtate@umc.edu.

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.


Wednesday, Nov. 7

Augusta faculty to keep health from being lost in translation

Dr. Michael Stefanek, professor of psychological sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at Augusta University, will give the UMMC Cancer Institute presentation, “Decision Making Science, Health Disparities and Health: Lost in Translation?” from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in classroom 6A.

For more information, email Susan Roberts at scroberts@umc.edu.


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.


Wednesday, Jan. 9

Equity director to help overcome impostor syndrome

Dr. Rashanda Booker, director of institutional equity and partnerships, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's InclUsive Conversation, "No Longer 'Waiting to Exhale:' Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Battle Fatigue," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857.


Thursday, Jan. 17

OSU diversity expert to explain 'life and death' imperative

​Dr. Quinn Capers of the Ohio State University College of Medicine will give the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Distinguished Lecture Series presentation, "Diversity Enhancement in Medicine: More Than a Good Idea - A Life and Death Imperative," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in classroom R-153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857.


Award ceremony to recognize service, inclusive excellence

​The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "The Pillars: Recognition of Service and Inclusive Excellence" Awards Presentation is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the student union conference center.

For more information, call Mandy Scott at 5-7857.