March 7, 2019

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Allen Institute expert presentation, blood drive lead upcoming events

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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


 Thursday, March 7

Allen Institute ED to discuss cell classification, circuit mapping

Portrait of Hongkui Zeng

Dr. Hongkui Zeng, executive director of the Department of Structured Science at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington, will give the Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Cell Type Classification and Circuit Mapping in the Mouse Brain," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in classroom 4A (room N413 on the North Wing).

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



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 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 13-14, in the MBS donor coach on the Guyton Research Center walkway.


 Tuesday, March 12

Human Research Office Interim head to talk IRB proposals

Portrait of Seth Hall
Seth Hall, interim director of UMMC's Human Research Office, will lead the Group on Women in Health and Science discussion, "The Ins and Outs of Writing Your Best IRB!" at noon on Tuesday, March 12, in room CW308 in the Classroom Wing.

Those interested in donating books to the GWIMS library may bring the donation to the seminar. For more information, email




Preventive medicine guru to intro eight-week wellness program

Portrait of Dr. Josie Bidwell
Dr. Josie Bidwell, associate professor of preventive medicine, will give a free Everyday Wellness presentation about a new eight-session wellness program, "The Full Plate Diet," at noon on Tuesday, March 12, in classroom 4A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, email




Wednesday, March 13

N.C. anesthesiology faculty to discuss perioperative opioids

Portrait of Brooke Chidgey

Dr. Brooke Chidgey, assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Pain Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give the Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentation, "Opioids in the Perioperative Period," from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in room LH122 of the medical education building.

For more information, call Cathy Braboy at 4-5914 or email her at or call Ellecia Cooper at 5-1010 or email her at


Biology faculty to give two talks focusing on zebrafish


Dr. Yann Gibert, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, will give the March UMMC Cancer Institute Grand Rounds presentation, "The Zebrafish as a Vertebrate Model for Cancer Research and Preclinical Studies," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in room CW 106 of the Classroom Wing. 

For more information, call Susan Roberts at 5-6802.



Physiology faculty to describe parental obesity's impact

Portrait of Jussara do Carmo
do Carmo

Dr. Jussara do Carmo, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will give the Department of Physiology and Biophysics presentation, "Impact of Parental Obesity on Developmental Programming of Metabolic and Cardiorenal Disease," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

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



Wednesday, March 20

Population expert to discuss sociological diabetes

Charles Chima

Dr. Charles Chima, assistant professor and program director of the Ph.D. in Population Health Science, will give the Health Disparities Journal Club presentation, "The Sociological Determinants of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in conference room D on the second floor of the student union.

All UMMC faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at  


Monday, March 25

Medicine professor of track kidney disease health evolution

Portrait of Tariq Shafi

Dr. Tariq Shafi, professor of medicine in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and John D. Bower Director of the Division of Nephrology, will present ”From God Committees to Medical Homes: The Evolution of Population Health for Kidney Diseases,” from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the first-floor library of the Guyton Research Center.

For more information, email



Wednesday, March 27

SNMA, ASB to celebrate African-American medical achievement

Student National Medical Association and Associated Student Body Logos

The Student National Medical Association and the Associated Student Body will host "Beyond the 28th: Celebrating African-American Achievement in Medicine" at noon on Wednesday, March 27, in lecture hall 134 of the medical education building.

The event will include a documentary screening and an exhibit on the ground floor of the building.

For more information, email Jared Vaughan at or Kandice Bailey at


Thursday, March 28

Vandy plastic surgery chair to offer breast reconstruction lessons

Portrait of Galen Perdikis

Dr. Galen Perdikis, professor and chair of plastic surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, will present the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Visiting Professor Lecture, "Breast Reconstruction: Data Driven Lessons," from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Theressa White at 4-5084.



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



Friday, April 5

ASU 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, "The Population Health Movement: From Sickness to Wellness," 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



Tuesday, April 16

Yale expert to tout digital learning during Research Day

Portrait of Harlan Krumholz

Dr. Harlan Krumholz, Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine in the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Yale School of Medicine, will present the Thomas Barksdale Cardiovascular Memorial Lecture, "Learning at the Speed of Digital: The Next Step Toward a Learning Health System," at noon on Tuesday, April 16, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

Krumholz's presentation is part of the School of Medicine's annual Research Day event, scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The event will include oral presentations, poster presentations and an awards ceremony.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, click Read More below or email Kimberlee McGuire at 


Wednesday, April 17

Pitt surgery professor to deliver annual Hardy Lecture

Portrait of Andrew Peitzman

Dr. Andrew B. Peitzman, Mark M. Ravitch Professor of Surgery and Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, will give two presentations during the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lectureship on Wednesday, April 17, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Peitzman will give the Grand Rounds presentation, "Bleeding Kills: Toward Zero Preventable Deaths," at 8:10 a.m. in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre) and the James D. Hardy Lecture, "Surgical Rescue: The Fifth Pillar of Acute Care Surgery," at 1 p.m. at the River Hills Club in Jackson. 

The day's events also will include a Surgical Quality Conference at 7 a.m., a welcome by Dr. Christopher D. Anderson, James D. Hardy Chair of Surgery, at 8 a.m. and resident and student presentations beginning at 9 a.m. - all in R153 - and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the River Hills Club.

For more information about the James D. Hardy Surgical Forum and Lectureship, call Jodi Boyd at 4-5102 or email her at


FBI special agent to tackle human trafficking in ODI lecture

Portrait of Walter Henry

Walter Henry. special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations, will present the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "InclUsive Conversation," "Human Trafficking and Medical Needs of Victims," from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in room CW-106 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, click Read More below or email Mandy Scott at 5-7857.


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​



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

Thursday, May 16

Gurney race teams to vie for Golden Stethoscope​

Gurney_race_icon.jpgThe race will be on for the coveted Golden Stethoscope. In celebration of National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, 26 five-person UMMC clinical, non-clinical and student teams will take part in a gurney relay race from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in front of the student union.

Gurney teams also will employ wheelchairs and crutches in their quest to win. The team to beat is the reigning racers from 2018, Smooth Operators of the Batson Children's Hospital OR.

The event will include a "celebrity" dunking booth, food trucks and music by DJ Chris Young. For more information, call 5-9159.