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Dr. Rodney Meeks and Dr. Sara Meeks display a watercolor of the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, named for Rodney Meeks' mentor at UMMC. The painting was presented to the couple Thursday, following the announcement of the Drs. G. Rodney and Sara M. Meeks Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A legacy of patience and humility: Endowed chair named for Rodney and Sara Meeks

Monday, May 8, 2023

Within the OB-GYN community, and often beyond, Dr. G. Rodney Meeks has been all things to all people, including teacher, mentor and friend. Last week, many of those he taught, counseled and befriended gathered for a celebration that, as one of his former students put it, was a testament to greatness. Read More

Ruhi Randhawa, who was accepted for a residency in anesthesiology at UMMC, will soon apply her skills to live patients.

#UMMCGrad2023: She looked into her heart and saw a doctor’s life there

Monday, May 8, 2023

Imminent medical school graduate Ruhi Randhawa is about to conquer the world she entered with a rare birth defect. But, to get where she is today, she had to cross oceans and a sea of self-doubt. Read More

‘Beacon for aspiring physicians’ earns top educator award

Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams just can’t help herself. An emergency medicine physician at UMMC, she has also been drawn to, and excelled at, medical education. Her decision to pursue those interests has been validated many times, not least of all by news of her most recent honor.

Published on Monday, April 3, 2023

‘We know there aren’t enough doctors’: Forum addresses rural shortage

A summit of physicians, medical educators and others this weekend is taking on a growing chronic condition: the powerlessness of many Mississippians to get the health care they need, especially in relatively remote areas. The experts meeting at “The Rural Impact” symposium in Jackson will grapple with what is deemed a worsening crisis.

Published on Monday, February 13, 2023

Medical students turn Santa’s helpers for Children’s Safe Center

The School of Medicine child advocacy group UMMC CARES networked around the state and throughout the country to collect more than 800 toys for Children’s of Mississippi Safe Center patients. CARES, an acronym for Child Advocates Relentlessly Empowering Survivors, is working to raise awareness of the impact of adverse childhood experiences and the need for trauma-informed care.

Published on Monday, December 19, 2022

Leading with Love: Psychologist finds kids at the heart of her calling

Dr. Gabrielle Banks knew, early in her studies, that she was going to become a psychologist; but she had no idea that she would become the kind of psychologist she is today. Encounters with a couple of young patients, including one who had lost part of his vision, helped her see her future.

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

‘An amazing day’: Pre-Med students flock to UMMC event at JSU

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

New pediatric neurologists hail from Oak Grove, School of Medicine Class of 2015

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022

‘He saw something in me’: NP shifts to MD in the making

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022

Ever-inspiring and ‘never forgotten’: Physicians swell honor roll of Medical Center elite

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

‘The best day of my life’: Rural-focused outreach captivates the future hope of health care

Published on Monday, July 18, 2022

Photo Gallery: Graduates smile after reaching educational milestone

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

UMMC celebrates 959 May 2022 graduates across six health sciences schools

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022

Breathing new life into health care diversity: Choctaw students recruited at UMMC

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Applications to schools amount to a ‘small miracle’

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UMMC accelerates drive for diversity in health care careers

Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Distinguished faculty earn title named for medical school savior

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: SOM grad’s heart for children shaped by faces of pain

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

New grant makes real IMPACT on state's rural primary care

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021

Viral reflections: Alumni unravel pandemic's impact on them

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021

Homeless patient care focus of UMMC students' lesson

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021

Match Day 2021 ends medical students’ ‘nerve-racking’ wait

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021

No ‘Idol’ boast – medical student wins Golden Ticket to Hollywood

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021