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Thursday, April 18, 2019
When someone suffers a deep wound, he or she could die from blood loss in less than five minutes. But a bystander to a disaster or accident can step in and save the bleeding victim's life. A group of UMMC medical students is educating the public on using standard or makeshift tourniquets as part of the national 'Stop the Bleed' initiative. Read More
The Department of Medicine’s annual Research Day event featured the Barksdale Memorial Lecture given by Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Yale School of Medicine. Krumholz encouraged faculty and trainees to think about advances in data science as a tool for progress, but to also remember the human aspect of medicine. Read More
UMMC and Murrah High School’s Base Pair program has been sparking scientific interest in students for 27 years. Last week, the University of Mississippi recognized the research mentorship program as one of its best partnerships by honoring Base Pair with an Excellence in Community Engagement Award.
Published on Monday, April 15, 2019
For some, it’s the worst moment of their lives: A family member dies and leaves a hole in their hearts. But the organs of many live on in the bodies of recipients in need of a transplant. Each spring, UMMC and MORA recognize the families who turn their losses into life by donating their loved one’s organs.
Patients and their family members are helping improve care experiences at UMMC by serving with hospital leaders on advisory committees. Starting with Children’s of Mississippi’s FAST and the NICU’s N-FAST, the movement toward these advisory boards continues with UH’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Women in Mississippi have more than triple the risk of dying from cervical cancer compared to women living in Vermont, according to the CDC. The mortality rate is even higher for black women. The School of Nursing and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute are partnering to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths in Mississippi, and hopefully everywhere.
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