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Nursing student Quinn Chandler inserts a nasogastric tube during a training exercise at the School of Nursing.

School of Nursing partners with Mississippi State for dual-degree program

Monday, November 21, 2022

UMMC and Mississippi State are working together to increase the number of nurses in the state through a new dual-degree program. Students completing the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from MSU and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMMC. Read More

Dr. Gabrielle Banks, who sees her young patients at the Center for the Advancement of Youth, decided to become a psychologist when a couple of college courses awakened within her a fascination with the human mind.

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

Monday, November 21, 2022

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. Read More

Photos: Thanksgiving Parade brings smiles to Children’s of Mississippi patients

With Thanksgiving coming up, the Children’s of Mississippi child life team brought the fun of a holiday parade to the halls of the children’s hospital’s Batson Tower. Superheroes, “Frozen” characters, a Christmas tree entry and a Thanksgiving turkey-themed float were part of the annual event.

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

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

A crew of Medical Center students, staff and physicians, along with faculty from several campus schools, packed up their expertise and took it a few miles across town last week for a first-ever event. From the UMMC contingent, students at Jackson State University learned, among other things, the ins and outs of getting into medical school; along the way, they got a taste of medicine – as a career.

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

Mindful eating based on awareness of what your body needs

Mindful eating isn’t dieting, or adhering to a “no” list of foods. Instead, it’s based on your physiological needs and values about your health, UMMC experts say. And – it’s not about denying yourself.

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

Screen time: Health checks meant for those ‘who need it the most’

If they came for peace of mind, they may have left instead with a piece of advice: See a doctor soon. Over the past few months, hundreds of Mississippians learned their blood pressure, blood glucose and other numbers from members of a medical student group offering free health checks to the state’s residents, many of whom may not have been to a doctor recently.

Published on Monday, November 14, 2022

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

Published on Monday, November 14, 2022

SPRINT participants fail to sustain long-term reductions in high blood pressure post study

Published on Monday, November 14, 2022

College World Series-winning Ole Miss baseball team a hit with Children’s of Mississippi patients

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2022

UMMC staff earn kudos

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

Serial numbers: Enrollment pattern is unbroken, thanks to another bounce

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

UMMC Wellness: Attitude of Gratitude

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

Dr. Kim Hoover: Graduate Studies Distinguished Alumna of the Year

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

UMMC nursing leaders collaborate for excellence in care, nursing education

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

Significant renovations coming for Children’s of Mississippi’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2022

IORT surgery: Eliminate cancer, spare healthy tissue

Published on Monday, October 31, 2022

UMMC faculty, staff reap kudos

Published on Monday, October 31, 2022

Photos: UMMC’s Halloween celebrations

Published on Monday, October 31, 2022

Grant to boost statewide treatment for drug, alcohol addictions

Published on Monday, October 31, 2022

Edney speaks on access to care, infant mortality in lecture

Published on Monday, October 31, 2022

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

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022

Phase 1 cancer trials offer UMMC patients critical treatment options

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022

Detect lung cancer early with proactive screening

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022

Medical Center wellness programs lauded with Joy in Medicine award

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022

Consult provider, don’t panic about lump in breast

Published on Monday, October 17, 2022