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Information Systems takes sweet title

Division of Information Systems representatives, from left, Judy Gordy, Hartman Holliman and Cindy Branch, display the winning entry in the Medical Center’s annual Gingerbread Village competition.

The fifth floor of Batson Children’s Hospital received the second place award and the Pediatric Emergency Room won the third place award for their entries in the contest.

UMMC’s Gingerbread Village will remain on display in the lobby of University Hospital through Monday, Dec. 31.


Lexington hospital floats to the top

Christmas WreathFor the third year in a row, University Hospital-Holmes County was awarded the Best Overall Float trophy for its entry in the 2012 Holmes County Christmas Parade.

Since 2004, hospital staff have received four Best Overall Float awards, two blue ribbons and one second-place award for their entries in the parade.


Making a list and checking it Skype

Batson Children’s Hospital patient Erica Green of Utica gives her Christmas wish list to Santa via Skype Dec. 11 in the Children’s Hospital lobby as part of the second annual Cisco Santa Connect.

The program gives children who are patients an opportunity to talk directly to Santa from his workshop at the North Pole.

 


Medicine faculty welcome Jaeger

Jaeger

Dr. Dominic Jaeger has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. He has particular interests in pharmacotherapy safety, pharmacoeconomics and perioperative medical care.

Although a native of Bern, Switzerland, Jaeger received his formal education entirely in the United States. He attended Emory University as an undergraduate and earned his M.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. He completed his internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen Health Care) from 1990-93.

Jaeger joined the Department of Medicine faculty at the University of Vermont in 1993 as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine and became an associate professor there in 2003. He was the author of numerous teaching modules for medical students and residents used at the University of Vermont and gave a variety of intramural and regional presentations.

In 2003, he moved to Mississippi and served as an attending hospitalist physician at St. Dominic Hospital until joining the Medical Center. He was medical director of the consult service at St. Dominic's since 2009 and was appointed vice chair of the Department of Medicine in 2011. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and Phi Beta Kappa.


Light-A-Light drive to benefit Friends of CH

Light a light 2012

For a $10 donation individuals can “Light-A-Light” on the Batson Children's Hospital Christmas tree in honor of or in memory of someone they know. An acknowledgment card will be sent to the honoree or his/her family.

Eternal Lights, which shine on the tree year after year, are available for $250 each. The first year the Eternal Light honoree or his/her family will receive a card and a stained glass angel ornament by Mississippi artist Jerry Hymel; each successive year, the Eternal Light will be remembered during the annual tree-lighting ceremony and the honoree or his/her family will receive an additional acknowledgment card.

For more information, call Melanie Schade at 4-5273 or visit www.foch.org.


Storrs joins radiology faculty

StorrsDr. Judd Storrs, a biomedical engineer with interests in the development of magnetic resonance imaging and image analysis techniques, has joined the Medical Center faculty and the MIND Center as an assistant professor of radiology.

After earning a B.S. in engineering mechanics cum laude at the University of Cincinnati in 2001, Storrs served as a research assistant and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cincinnati Center for Imaging Research, where he performed neuroimaging analysis (e.g. fMRI, DTI) and technical development for the center’s high-field research MRI.

Storrs received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Cincinnati in 2010 for developing an automated technique that improves the accuracy and precision of brain region selection for in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Storrs has coauthored five peer-reviewed articles and 19 abstracts and presentations. He is co-inventor on a patent for automated MRI of the spine.


UMMC staff receive service recognition

The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries this week:

15 Years

* Jeremy Adcock, support services manager, Holmes County Hospital Administration

* Shenita Sims, inventory manager, Anesthesia

10 Years

* John Anderson-Campbell, mail clerk, Post Office

* Darla Byrd, associate director of ambulatory operations, Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Administration

* Bobbie Terry, patient care technician, Bone Marrow

5 Years

* Keela Foy, certified medical assistant, Pavilion Suite K

* Richard Hallman, inpatient nurse, Surgical ICU

* Tiffanie Robinson, dental assistant, School of Dentistry

* Christopher Smith, systems administrator, Information Systems

* Mary Ellen Stewart, nurse educator, School of Nursing

* Stephaine Wade, patient care technician, Medical Surgical Float


Mayer to give HIV prevention presentation

MayerDr. Kenneth H. Mayer, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of HIV prevention research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and medical research director at the Fenway Institute, Boston, will present "One Path towards Preventing HIV Transmission: HIV Therapy as HIV Prevention," at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in classroom R354 (upper amphitheatre).

The presentation is sponsored by the Delta Region AIDS Education Training Center. Lunch will be available to the first 60 in attendance.

For more information, call Mauda Monger at 4-5542.


Drummond to present anesthesia rounds

DrummondDr. John C. Drummond of the University of California-San Diego will give the Anesthesia Grand Rounds presentation, "Setting the Stage for Recovery: Fluid Management for Surgical and ICU Patients," at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Kathy Wade-Butler at 4-5914. 


Reading project to discuss Fadiman book

Book TaylorThe Division of Multicultural Affairs, the School of Medicine Student Affairs Office, the School of Medicine Academic Affairs Office and the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities will sponsor a Diversity Dialogue Session, "UMMC Common Reading Project: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," at noon on Friday, Jan. 25, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre).

The format will include an interactive discussion with experts on pertinent topics in medical ethics. Participants should read the selected book by Anne Fadiman before the event.

Lunch will be available to the first 100 in attendance. For more information, call 4-5012 or 4-1339.



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