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Former participants in the HELI program are still making their mark in health care at UMMC. Spending some time with their mentor, Dr. Juanyce Taylor, are, from left, Justin Johnson, a member of HELI’s third cohort; Will Lindsey, a member of HELI’s first cohort; Andre Funches, a member of HELI’s first cohort; and Geoffrey Pratt, a member of HELI’s third cohort.

Emerging leaders represent health equity program's true legacy

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Although the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-funded grant expired two years ago, the Health Equity and Leadership Initiative continues to benefit Mississippi's health care community. Many of those who participated in the program that encouraged African-American males' participation in health science education and service are now making their mark at UMMC. Read More

Dr. LaDonna Northington, who began her nursing career in the Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in 1979, has been elected Society of Pediatric Nurses president.

Northington brings nursing experience to national leadership role

Thursday, November 14, 2019

LaDonna Northington, a pediatric nurse with 42 years of experience at the bedside and in management, academia and administration, will assume the presidency of the Society of Pediatric Nurses in April. Read More

People of the U: Courtney Smith

When most people plan to go on a fishing trip during the summer, it usually involves breaking out a few of their favorite lures, grabbing a trusty pole and enjoying the serenity of a placid lake or stream. That's far from Courtney Smith's experience: The Alaska native grew up battling icy winds and treacherous conditions to work in her family's commercial fishing camp.

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019

From tragedy, life: Organ donors give ultimate gift

When family members make the often difficult decision to donate their loved one's organs, they are helping to create heroes. Their loved ones are recognized on the Wall of Heroes, a sacred place at the Medical Center for the photographs of donors of all ages.

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

Cancer programs add cardio-oncology services for patients at risk

Some therapies and new drugs may put cancer patients at greater risk of heart problems. The cardio-oncology program at UMMC works with patients who enter cancer care with cardiac risk or conditions, as well as those who receive cancer therapies that may increase their risk of heart issues.

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

After accident, Ole Miss senior back in school, thanks to SON students

After suffering a spinal injury in a car accident, Summer Jefferson, a biochemistry major at the University of Mississippi, was determined to return to Ole Miss for her senior year. It seemed an unlikely goal – until a unique arrangement was formed with students in the Accelerated B.S.N. Program in Oxford.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

SOPH moves into new home, affirms commitment to healthier state

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

During milestone year, UMMC's DAISY Awards extend recognition scope

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

Respiratory therapists PHIL vital role as medical professionals

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

Distinguished alumna recounts mentors' roles at SGSHS Research Day

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

A kidney transplant wait can take years - but just months with a live donor

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Photos: Halloween harvest happenings at Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Health System, UMMC announce health care affiliation

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It’s frightening how Halloween costume contact lenses can infect, damage eyes

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Research excellence awards mark faculty, staff achievements

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Hepatitis C provider education ECHOes throughout Mississippi

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

JHS findings link one-third of heart disease, stroke cases to HTN

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

UMMC, C Spire collaborate on new health app

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019

$1M Child Life endowment serves as memorial for Friends chair

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Breast cancer screenings can save lives

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

In a tale of two departments, former classmates reunite as chairs

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

Children’s of Mississippi expansion to include state-of-the-art surgical suites

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Experts plan to call the shots this flu season

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘Colobundle’ of care keeps surgical site infections at bay

Published on Monday, October 14, 2019

UMMC opens primary care clinic for LGBTQ patients

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019