You’ve been in an accident and losing blood fast. What blood products do you need? Red blood cells? Plasma to reverse blood thinners? Platelets? Or, what about whole blood instead of one of those three component parts? Medical Center critical care physician Dr. Matthew Kutcher is taking part in a national study that ponders whether quickly giving a bleeding patient exactly what they’ve lost – whole blood –is better than breaking their transfusion down into parts.
A critical care flight paramedic and professional volleyball player was honored as Alumnus of the Year, while a physical therapist and assistant professor received the Early Career Achievement Award during SHRP Alumni Day to a virtual room of colleagues, faculty, and fellow alumni.
School of Nursing senior Abby May persevered through her studies, excelling while facing a medical crisis and chronic illness. After commencement May 27 and passing the licensing exam to become a registered nurse, May will join the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
If anonymous survey results are any indication of how faculty really feel, the state’s culture of hospitality is alive and well at its only academic health science center.
People living with medical conditions that compromise their immune systems must be extra careful about contracting infections and developing additional chronic diseases that can mean the difference between life and death. Medical Center experts are giving advice on how to protect yourself through day-to-day activities so that you can live your healthiest life.
Medical Center faculty and staff often are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their academic or medical achievements. These accolades place UMMC among health science centers worldwide.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of April 11 – 17.