Feb. 21, 2019

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UT-Southwestern, UMass faculty presentations cap week's event slate

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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


Thursday-Friday, Feb. 21-22

UT-Southwestern faculty to give two otolaryngology talks

Portrait of Matthew Ryan

Dr. Matthew Ryan, associate professor and vice chair for education and quality at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present “The Allergic Fungal Sinusitis Story” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, and “Clinical Decision Making in Rhinology” at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in the 5East Conference Room (Suite H500).

For more information, call Brianne Pardo at 4-6885 or email her at bpardo@umc.edu.


Friday, Feb. 22

UMass faculty to offer temperamental enhancement

Luanne Thorndyke

Dr. Luanne Thorndyke, professor of medicine and vice provost for faculty affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science workshop, "The Power of Utilizing Temperaments to Enhance Your Leadership Capabilities," from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday, Feb. 22, in second-floor conference rooms A-D in the student union.

Lunch will follow the presentation. For more information, email Kimberly Bibb at kbibb@umc.edu.


Monday. Feb. 25

Population Health prof to provide step-by-step fitness journey

Portrait of Dr. Michael Welsch

Dr. Michael A. Welsch, professor of population health science, will give the Population Health Grand Rounds presentation, "Physical Inactivity, Physical Activity, Physical Training and Physical Fitness: A Step-by-step Translational Journey," from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, email prevmed@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Feb. 26

Schwartz Rounds to address 'implicit bias'

SchwartzCenter logoDoris Whitaker, pastoral services director, will facilitate the Schwartz Center Rounds discussion, "What's Really on Your Mind? Addressing Implicit Bias," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

Dr. Caroline Compretta, assistant professor of preventive medicine, and Dr. Marilyn Harrington, associate professor of nursing, also will speak during the event.
All UMMC health care givers are invited and should complete at least one module of implicit bias online training at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html.
Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. Valid UMMC identification badges are required for registration. For more information, call Cheryl Stingily at 5-5142 or email her at cstingily@umc.edu.


Harvard faculty to explore Usher Syndrome gene therapy​

Portrait of Gwenaelle Geleoc

Dr. Gwen Geleoc, assistant professor of otolaryngology in the Kirby Neurobiology Center at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome Type IC," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in classroom 3A (room N318 on the North Wing).

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


Philosophy book author to propose patient autonomy limits

Portrait of Sarah Conly

Dr. Sarah Conly, author of One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? and Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism, will present "The Limits of Patient Autonomy: When the Patient Doesn't Know Best," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in conference room SOM 122 in the medical education building.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. For more information, email Pam Steadman at pcsteadman@umc.edu.  


Wednesday, Feb. 27

Mayo Clinic faculty to discuss perineural dexmedetomidine

Portrait of Adam Niesen

Dr. Adam Niesen, chair of the North Division, fellowship director of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine and assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, will give the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Perineural Dexmedetomidine," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Cathy Braboy at 4-5914 or email her at cbraboy@umc.edu or call Ellecia Cooper at 5-1010 or email her at elcooper@umc.edu.



Surgery professor to explore trauma in the elderly

Portrait of Leon Sykes

Dr. Leon Sykes, professor of trauma surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, "Trauma in the Elderly," from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing.

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



LSU professor to explain nervous system's role in heart failure

Portrait of David J. Lefer

Dr. David J. Lefer, professor of pharmacology and medicine-cardiology and director of the Louisiana State University Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at the LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Role of Renal Sympathetic Nervous System in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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


Friday-Wednesday, March 1-6

Info director to give CANN Talk on organizational tools

Al Faulk

Al Faulk, information technology director, will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "Organizational Tools for U," from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in room SH198, from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in room N-5A, and from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at jgilner@umc.edu.


Wednesday. March 6

CAST coordinator to help create trauma-informed workforce

Portrait of Christy Ainsworth

Christy Ainsworth, child advocacy studies coordinator for Children's Advocacy Center of Mississippi, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive" conversation, "Creating a Trauma-informed Workforce," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 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.


Monday-Thursday, March 11-14

Parking spot, online scheduling part of new blood drive

Blood_drive.jpegParticipants in the Medical Center's quarterly blood drive scheduled from Monday-Thursday, March 11-14, will be automatically registered in a drawing for a parking space on campus for the upcoming quarter and will receive a Mississippi Blood Services T-shirt. For the first time, donors can schedule the time and place of their donations online.

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 or who donate to Mississippi Blood Services on behalf of UMMC during the current quarter. The winner will have parking privileges in the designated campus parking space at the learning resource center beginning Monday, April 1. 

The UMMC blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 11-12, in the MBS donor coach in front of the medical education building and from from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 13-14, in the MBS donor coach on the Guyton Research Center walkway.
Photo identification is required to donate. Mississippi Blood Services suggests all donors eat within four hours of giving blood and drink plenty of fluids before and after the donation.
To book an appointment online, visit 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044ca9a723a7fb6-ummc or for more information about the drive, email bneal3@umc.edu.


Monday-Friday, April 1-5

D.H.A. faculty to give CANN Talk on pro development

Elizabeth Franklin

Dr. Elizabeth Franklin, associate professor, Doctor of Health Administration Program, School of Health Related Professions, will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "So . . . The Room Was Cold and the Food Was Good . . . But Did You Learn Anything? Documenting Outcomes in Professional Development - It CANN Be Done!" from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, April 1, in room N-5A, from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, and from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in room SH198.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at jgilner@umc.edu.

Tuesday, April 23

Interim chancellor, vice chancellor to speak at faculty meeting

Portrait of Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks, University of Mississippi interim chancellor, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, are scheduled to speak at the spring faculty meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 23, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at drsingleton@umc.edu.​



Wednesday-Monday, May 1-6

Simplifying security focus of info security exec's CANN Talk

Steve Waite

Steve Waite, executive director of information security , will present the  Condensed Academic Networking and kNowledge Talk, "Foam In, Foam Out - Simplifying Security," from 7:30-7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Bebe Richardson Conference Room, from 12:30-12:50 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in room SH198, and from 4:30-4:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in room N-5A.

CANN Talks are monthly professional development seminars for UMMC faculty and staff. For more information, email Julian Gilner at jgilner@umc.edu.


Friday, April 5

Arizona State dean to give distinguished population health talk

Portrait of Deborah Helltzer

Dr. Deborah Helitzer, professor and dean of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, will give the John D. Bower School of Population Health's 2019 Distinguished Population Health Lecture at noon on Friday, April 5, in lecture hall 122 of the medical education building.

Lunch will be available to the first 50 in attendance. For more information, email Dr. Natalie E. Gaughf at nwgaughf1@umc.edu.