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SHRP gift: Former nursing coordinator's family gives ergonomic donation

Friday, August 23, 2019

The son and niece of a former nursing program coordinator at UMMC have ensured a lasting legacy for their loved one by helping outfit the School of Health Related Professions computer laboratory with chairs and monitor arms. The donation will enhance SHRP students' experience in the relocated lab - and teach a lesson or two in ergonomics, to boot. Read More

Recent research shows controlling blood pressure to a target of 120/80 mmHg may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment for older adults like Lillie Rose Hines of Braxton, pictured having her blood pressure measured by Pamela Burleson, UMMC nurse.

Two studies link blood pressure, brain health

Thursday, August 22, 2019

UMMC researchers contributed to a pair of papers published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. While their methods and scope differ, both sets of findings add to the growing body of evidence that controlling blood pressure can preserve brain health later in life. Read More

Doctors perform medical 'first' during facial tumor surgery

Oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Ignacio Velasco Martinez and representatives from the nerve regeneration and repair company Axogen say they have completed a first in medical literature: successfully reconnecting the two cut ends of a nerve in patient Violet Thompson’s face with an allograft. The procedure was done during a surgery to remove a benign but disfiguring tumor.

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Video: Organ donation platform brings Miss Mississippi to UMMC

A personal experience with organ donation has given Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer the inspiration to make the gift of life her platform as she prepares for the Miss America competition. Hyer visited with the transplant team and chatted with patients awaiting a transplant or who received an abdominal organ during an Aug. 8 visit to UMMC.

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Lab coats symbolize pride, professionalism in SGSHS

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences hosted its first white coat ceremony last Thursday. For 21 incoming Ph.D. students, the school's premier event marked the beginning of their careers as biomedical researchers.

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Leaders cut ribbon on Center for Advancement of Youth's new home

A new location for the CAY with four times as much space as in its old facility will allow pediatric experts to provide care to more children with behavioral and developmental conditions. The new clinic site in northeast Jackson’s Highland Bluff Building will enhance endeavors in research and education that leaders say will result in better outcomes for children and their families.

Published on Friday, August 16, 2019

People of the U: Dr. Frank Han

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Anatomy of change: Pull-schedule session starts peds tower transition

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Office of Clinical Trials coordinates, optimizes research process

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Video: Science is a SURE thing at UMMC

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

Well-being focus nets UMMC Healthiest Workplaces kudos

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

New division to expand genetic testing as a health care force

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

Miss Mississippi pairs organ donation platform with UMMC transplant program visit

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2019

New initiative aims to educate providers about human trafficking

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019

U.S. News lists UMMC's cancer program among tops in nation

Published on Monday, August 5, 2019

Spine surgeon’s life cycles through patient care, administrative duties, retirement

Published on Monday, July 29, 2019

Six-month cannabidiol drug trial at UMMC gets one-year extension

Published on Monday, July 29, 2019

Photos: Football players kick off fun for Children’s of Mississippi patients

Published on Monday, July 29, 2019

Taking up residents: Projects pursue greater doctor relevance, well-being

Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

HRSA bolsters Telehealth's mission: research, innovation, quality care

Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

Think your hearing is just fine? Consider these study results

Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

State’s only pediatric headache specialist eases young patients' pain

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

UMMC’s antimicrobial stewardship program receives national kudos

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

Support group offers solace, guidance to Alzheimer’s caregivers

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

Registrar redux: Westerfield reminiscently passes gavel

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019