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Transplant Symposium, Fall Faculty Meeting on event horizon

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019

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


Thursday-Friday, Oct. 10-11

StL prof, Miss Mississippi among Transplant Symposium speakers

​Dr. Krista Lentine, professor of medicine and director of living donation at the Saint Louis University Transplant Center, Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer, UMMC transplant faculty members, an organ donor and a UMMC patient who received a liver transplant are scheduled to speak during University Transplant's annual Mississippi Transplant Symposium Thursday-Friday, Oct. 10-11, in the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall.

Topics will include trends in transplantation, increasing access to care and the process of being a live donor. Continuing education is available. For more information, email Tricia Freeman at pfreeman@umc.edu.


Monday, Oct. 14

UAB nephrology prof to offer childhood CV disease insights

Dr. Jennifer S. Pollock, professor and endowed scholar in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and co-director of cardio-renal physiology and medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the UMMC Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series presentation, "Mechanistic Insights of Childhood Adversity Mediated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease," at noon on Monday, Oct. 14, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

For more information, email Marilyn McCarthy at mbrooks3@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Oct. 15

Abbott clinical liaison to cover diabetic foot ulcer supplements

James F. Lucas III, Abbott Nutrition clinical liaison, will give the Clinical Leaders Using Best-practices presentation, The Use of Specialized Nutritional Supplement for Diabetic Foot Ulcers," from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in classroom 3A.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Nursing Quality, Development and Professional Practice. Lunch will be available for the first 25 in attendance. For more information, email Charlotte Cockrell at cgcockrell@umc.edu.



Vice chancellor to speak at fall faculty meeting​

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, is scheduled to speak at the fall faculty meeting set for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Woodward will provide an update for the Medical Center and faculty with 20 years of service will be recognized. Flu shots will be available before and after the meeting from Student and Employee Health. Lunch will be available on a first-come basis.

Full-time faculty with 20 years or more of continuous faculty service should contact Dorothy Singleton by Sunday, Sept. 1. For more information, call Dorothy Singleton at 5-4883 or email her at drsingleton@umc.edu.


Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 16-17

Biobank Mississippi to host precision medicine research initiative

Biobank Mississippi will host a "Precision Medicine Research Initiative" in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to bring awareness and engagement about precision medicine from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 16-17, in the Guyton Research Center breezeway.

The event will include food trucks, giveaways and precision medicine information. For more information, email Dr. Gouri J. Mahajan at gmahajan@umc.edu.   


Wednesday, Oct. 16

Chief medical officer to record UMMC's quality journey

Dr. J. Michael Henderson, chief medical officer, will give the Department of Pathology Grand Rounds presentation, "UMMC Quality Journey," from 7-8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in classroom R354.

Continuing medical education credit will be available. For more information, call Robin Suggs at 4-1540 or email rrsuggs@umc.edu.     


Wednesday, Oct. 17

Ruckdeschel to host CCRI director's meetings Oct. 17

Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute director, will host the quarterly Cancer Center and Research Institute Director’s Meetings on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The first meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Guyton Library on the first floor of the Guyton Research Center and the second meeting will take place from 4-5 p.m. in room MK1109 at the Jackson Medical Mall.

All UMMC and University of Mississippi employees who work with cancer patients are invited. The meetings will include an overview of CCRI objectives, an update on progress toward those objectives and a question-and-answer session.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, email Susan Roberts at scroberts@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Oct. 22

Medicine prof to give 'personal pioneers narrative' GWIMS talk

Dr. Nita Maihle, UMMC professor of medicine and associate director of research at the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute, will give the UMMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Seminar Series presentation, "Pioneers in Women's Health: A Personal Narrative," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Dianne Grunes at dgrunes@umc.edu.



Wednesday, Oct. 23

UMMC to host SCCM 'bite-sized' lecture series

​Dr. Christa O'Hana S. Nobleza, UMMC assistant professor of neurology, will present "Approach to Management of Status Epilepticus in the ICU;" Dr. Matthew E. Kutcher, UMMC assistant professor of trauma surgery and critical care, will present "Intra-abdominal Hypertension/Abdominal Compartment Syndrome;" and Dr. Jorge Castaneda, UMMC assistant professor of nephrology, will present "Albumin in the ICU" as part of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's "Bite-Sized Lecture Series" scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at UMMC.

For registration and webinar information, text Dr. Christa Ohana V. San Luis at cvsanluis@umc.edu.


Women at Risk founder to discuss health care's role in trafficking

​Rebecca McDonald, founder and president of Women at Risk International, will give the Division of Continuing Health Professional Education and School of Medicine Community Service Team presentation, "Health Care's Role in Sex Trafficking," from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the student union.

The presentation will include information about what communities are at risk, how to identify victims and how to report suspected trafficking. For more information, call Sandra Funchess at 4-1301 or email her at sfunchess@umc.edu.


Tuesday, Oct. 29

UM pharmacology faculty to explore cannabinoids' brain effects

Dr. Nicole Ashpole, assistant professor of pharmacology and research assistant professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi, will give the UMMC Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Seminar Series presentation, "Exploring the Effects of IGF-1 and Cannabinoids in the Aging Brain," from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in room N318 (classroom 3A) in the North Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call Wanda Barone at 4-1640.


Collegiate scholars set to heat up RICE competition

Selected graduate students from diverse backgrounds in a range of academic disciplines will participate in the annual Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interactive competition to provide the best solution for a realistic scenario about complex rural health issues from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in lecture hall 124 in the medical education building.

Sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, the event will include participants from Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi and UMMC. A reception will follow the competition.

For more information, call Felicia Caples at 5-9019 or email her at fcaples@umc.edu.


Wednesday, Oct. 30

Research AV to host chat over coffee

Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research, will host a “Coffee Talk” presentation from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the J. Lincoln Arceneaux Conference Room (Room R136).

The first 12 individuals to register will be eligible to participate in the event. For more information or to register, email coffee-talk@umc.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Population Health to host ribbon-cutting, open house, food drive

The John D. Bower School of Population Health will host a ribbon-cutting, holiday open house and food drive from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the second-floor lobby of the Translational Research Center.

Following the ribbon-cutting, tours of the school will be offered. Guests are invited to help the school's faculty and staff celebrate Thanksgiving by bringing non-perishable food items for donation to the EversCare Food Pantry.


Friday, Nov. 8

S. Carolina Greenville faculty to tout equal pay for equal work

Dr. Kacey Eichelberger of the South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville/Prisma Health-Upstate, will give the UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds presentation, "Equal Pay for Equal Work in Academic Medicine: A Primer for Those Who Care," from 7-7:50 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, email Kimberly Brookins at kbrookins@umc.edu.



Tuesday, Nov. 12

Six Dimensions CEO to facilitate ODI's 'inclUsive conversation'

​Dr. Nakeitra Burse, owner and chief executive officer of Six Dimensions, LLC, will give the UMMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's "inclUsive conversation" from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in second-floor conference rooms C and D in the student union,

Lunch will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, email Shirley Pandolfi at spandolfi@umc.edu.