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The 2021 honorees, with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, center, are, from left, Dr. Rathi Iyer, Dr. Kenneth Bennett, Dr. Owen

Thanks to thirteen: Medical Center icons enshrined for breadth of accomplishments

Monday, November 22, 2021

Two exceptional graduates of the School of Medicine and 11 more eminent Medical Center figures and leading lights were given their due last week during the UMMC Medical Alumni Awards Dinner. The occasion illuminated the careers of two years’ worth of honorees. In research, education and patient care, their contributions resonate across Mississippi and beyond. Read More

From left, physical therapy student Cora Geno, medical student Logan Ryals, physical therapy student Kristen Dunaway, medical student Joshua Luke, and nursing students Katherine Shell and Julia Fant review escape room clues.

UMMC students work together to ‘save world’ in escape room exercise

Monday, November 22, 2021

Treating back pain, finding the antidote to alien mind-swapping – both were part of an escape room designed to teach students across multiple disciplines to communicate and collaborate in patient care. Happily, their fictional patient was successfully diagnosed and treated, the world being saved in the process. Read More

Experts: Gratefulness is possible, even in a pandemic

Being grateful after 2020 and 2021 might seem like a big pill to swallow – but it doesn’t have to be a bitter one. Medical Center experts say finding reasons to be thankful not only has mental and physical health benefits, but offers a chance to reflect on the good things in our lives.

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021

Former Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion starting musical career at Hinds Community College

Aug. 16 was a big day for Jordan Morgan. “It’s my first day of class at Hinds Community College and when I’ll start to focus on music instead of it being something I enjoy in my free time,” he said. “It’s when my music career starts.”

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021

It’s official: 70 percent of eligible Mississippians screened for colorectal cancer by 2020

When 55 percent of eligible Mississippians were screened for colorectal cancer in 2014, a grassroots organization vowed to up that percentage to 70 percent by 2020. Today, founders of the 70X2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative can claim victory – but Mississippi is far from finished with the battle to prevent colorectal cancer..

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

New Children’s of Mississippi heart surgery leader brings care closer to home

Coming to Mississippi’s only children’s hospital from Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Phillip Burch is Children’s of Mississippi’s new chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Children’s heart surgeries are performed inside the state-of-the-art Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi.

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination offers kids extra layer of protection, pediatricians say

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Medical Center employees, students get kudos

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

UMMC COVID vaccination appointments now available for children 5 to 11

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Sanderson Tower celebrates first birthday

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021

ACT Center, CCRI help patients tackle tobacco

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021

Mentor’s lessons resonate with first Chen Chair holder

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021

Children’s of Mississippi’s palliative care program a bronze winner in national competition

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021

SGSHS honors two alumni at Research Day

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021

AACN honors UMMC School of Nursing for school-based clinic partnerships

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021

Photos: Halloween happenings sweet at Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021

1st Quarter Grants and Awards top $31 million

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021

As students’ stresses grow, counseling center services have grown with them

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021

UMMC 2 You telehealth urgent care available to all state residents

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021

UMMC earns ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence honors

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021

UMMC faculty, academic departments get kudos

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021

Research awards mark faculty, staff funding achievements

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021

Diversity, equity, inclusion: It’s part of the culture at UMMC

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021

The First Year: Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower to celebrate milestone this fall

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021