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Dr. Lisa Didion, center, speaks with Registered Nurses Lauren Girod, left, and Megan Roberts.

Children’s of Mississippi: Safety you can rely on

Friday, August 7, 2020

Dr. Lisa Didion, associate chief medical officer for Children’s of Mississippi and a pediatric hospitalist, shares what the state’s only children’s hospital and its clinics are doing to keep patients and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Dr. Caleb Zumbro is a pediatric and internal medicine resident.

People of the U: Caleb Zumbro

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

When you’re a new chemical engineering grad and realize you don’t want to sit in front of a computer all day, you go to medical school. Read More

Pandemic sparks classroom flexibility, staff creativity for fall semester

When COVID-19 reached the University of Mississippi Medical Center's academic halls last spring, each of the seven schools on campus quickly transitioned traditional classrooms to online learning opportunities. While the pandemic continues to ravage the state five months later, the Council of Deans has planned a hybrid approach to educating the state's future health care workforce this fall.

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Praise be: Matemavi’s journey fired with passion, purpose

Since coming to America from Zimbabwe at age 14, Dr. Praise Matemavi has become a survivor of violence, bias and personal loss – as well as a nurse, a mother, a transplant surgeon and a published author. She’s just getting started.

Published on Monday, August 3, 2020

Breathe easier over one less barrier to lung cancer screening

Mississippi Medicaid recipients in need of lung cancer screenings sometimes avoid them because that form of insurance historically hasn’t covered the cost. Because the Division of Medicaid is now paying for lung cancer screenings, recipients stand a much better chance of getting an early diagnosis that comes with a much higher rate of survival.

Published on Monday, August 3, 2020

Trustmark contributes $500K for new pediatric expansion

UMMC and Children’s of Mississippi leaders thanked Trustmark Monday for its longtime support and its $500,000 gift to the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi, which will help the seven-story children’s hospital expansion open this fall. The campaign has raised 81 percent of its $100 million goal.

Published on Monday, August 3, 2020

People of the U: Casey Spell

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

World-class surgical care helps Hunter Lindsay grasp his potential

Published on Monday, July 27, 2020

From STEM to stern, research lab is all-female, all-diverse, all the time

Published on Monday, July 27, 2020

Procedure to ease prostate obstruction improves patients’ quality of life

Published on Monday, July 27, 2020

People of the U: Kim Horn

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Caring for COVID-19-positive moms a labor of love

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020

COVID-19-burdened UMMC braces for tacked-on crises

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020

SON's school-based clinics expand behavioral health care

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020

People of the U: Val McClora

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Children's experts: Don’t miss peds visits during pandemic

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020

As Mississippians with HIV age, their health risks increase

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020

Stemming COVID-19: ‘What we are doing now is not working’

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Three ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 spread.

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

UMMC employee testing for COVID-19: When is the right time?

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How to wear a mask: Over the nose and chin, nothing gets out or in.

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How NOT to wear a mask: Down around your neck reality check.

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How NOT to wear a mask: If your chin is in the wind, try again.

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How NOT to wear a mask: You should never expose your nose.

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Patient goes from NICU to pageant winner

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020