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Stony Brook, Augusta faculty, former APS executive presentations highlight event list

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


Tuesday, Oct. 9

Stony Brook faculty to talk spinal cord neuromodulation


Dr. Prithvi Shah, assistant professor of physical therapy and neurobiology at Stony Brook University, New York, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Neuromodulation of the Cervical Spinal Cord with Epidural Stimulation," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in classroom 3A (room N318 on the North Wing).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Karneilla McGee at 5-3706 or email kmcgee@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Oct. 10

Pathology faculty to go over ID testing principles, methodologies


Dr. Lisa Stempak, assistant professor of pathology and clinical pathology director, will present the School of Medicine seminar, "Fundamental Principles and Clinical Applications of Molecular Methodologies for Infectious Disease Testing," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in room N413 (4A) on the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Robin Suggs at 4-1540.


Retired APS executive director to outline Ph.D. opportunities


Dr. Martin Frank, retired executive director of the American Physiological Society, Bethesda, Maryland, will present the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar, "From Bench to . . . Opportunities for Ph.D.s!" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Thursday, Oct. 11

Augusta faculty to help keep health from translation loss


Dr. Michael Stefanek, professor of psychological sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at Augusta University in Georgia, will give the UMMC Cancer Institute presentation, “Decision Making Science, Health Disparities and Health: Lost in Translation?” from 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Oct. 11, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Stefanek is a full member of the Georgia Cancer Center. For more information, email Susan Roberts at scroberts@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Oct. 17

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

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

Research_Awards.pngThe 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.

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.