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Jim Miller, left, TEAM Clinic nurse practitioner, takes Wes McComas's blood pressure.

UMMC to open state's first primary care clinic for LGBTQ patients

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Members of Mississippi’s LGBTQ community may avoid getting primary care for a number of reasons: stigma, perceived discrimination or fear that a caregiver will reject them. Going without that care can exacerbate chronic conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension. To help address the issue, UMMC is opening a multidisciplinary clinic to meet their primary care needs. Read More

Helping to celebrate the opening of the School of Nursing Oxford's location are, from left, Dr. Julie Sanford, School of Nursing dean; Dr. Eva Tatum, SON Oxford nursing director; Hajja Bah and Chandler Craig, SON students; Larry Sparks, University of Mississippi interim chancellor; and Dr. Ralph Didlake, UMMC associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

School of Nursing in Oxford celebrates new home, expanded class size

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the School of Nursing’s new 17,000-square-foot home at the South Oxford Center on Wednesday to celebrate their new state-of-the-art learning space. Read More

Dynamic new intranet site to offer information portal to all things UMMC

A customizable events calendar, a vastly improved search engine and a magical weather widget are just some of the features the Medical Center's new intranet site will offer when it debuts Oct. 16. But its greatest attribute may be its accessibility: Medical Center employees and students will be able to locate the intranet on their laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019

From author’s dental pain comes promise of healing

It’s bad enough to grow up in abject poverty with a mother who doesn’t love you. But when you come from an abusive home and have rotting teeth that make you a target for school bullies, life can seem barely worth living. Sonja Lauren persevered, though, and now educates tomorrow’s dentists about how they can make sure her history doesn't repeat for others.

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019

Medicine still mending from Jim Crow era

Until at least the mid-20th century, the system of medical practice in Mississippi and beyond reflected the racial attitudes of the day. The story of how that separate and unequal system changed represents a major chapter in the history of the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the country at large.

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019

New SON dean's goal: Prepare school for huge shift in nursing education

Dr. Julie Sanford, who has been in academic nursing for 26 years, began her new role as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing in late summer. She has her finger on the pulse of big changes coming to nursing education and has specific plans to prepare her new school for the shift.

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019

Deadline to apply for free dental care Nov. 1

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Better experience at Merit Health Madison key for UMMC surgery patients

Published on Monday, September 30, 2019

SOM graduate is orthopaedic surgery trailblazer

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

‘My Favorite Doctor:’ Nine-year-old loves going to the dentist

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

What do we know about vaping? Not enough.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Benson Charitable Foundation makes $1M gift to Children’s Of Mississippi

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Patents, trademarks display UMMC’s innovation

Published on Monday, September 23, 2019

Little hearts, many experts: Children’s Heart Center grows to meet needs

Published on Monday, September 23, 2019

Sanderson Farms first: SON staffs first aid tent

Published on Monday, September 23, 2019

Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Small, large lesion pairing accelerates cognitive decline

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Postdocs drive research, training at UMMC

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

Population health management graduates apply skills to practice

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Family Medicine tries new responsible opioid prescribing tools

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Photos: UMMC dedicates 'Franny’s Hour' as time to heal

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Grant funding boosts HIV care access throughout Southeast

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Patients living with HIV receive “Helping HAND” to conquer addictions

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019

Robotic device gives surgeons more flexibility to treat head, neck cancers

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019