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New display honors peds organ donor heroes

Jackie McInnis of Mount Olive points to a photo of her son, Gary Lenzie McInnis, on the newly dedicated Wall of Heroes at Batson Children’s Hospital last Thursday.
 
The Wall of Heroes honors pediatric organ donors. McInnis' son became an organ donor in 2007 at the age of 14 after he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
 
The Wall of Heroes is a joint effort of Batson Children’s Hospital, the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank.

An officer and a School of Dentistry scholar

Navy Lieut. Raza P. Beg of New York, left, hears Miles Backstrom of Tupelo as he recites the enlistment oath to join the U.S. Navy June 24 in front of the School of Dentistry building.

An incoming first-year dental student, Backstrom received a Naval scholarship to attend the School of Dentistry. Upon graduation from the school, he will become an enlisted officer in the U.S. Navy.


Construction to impact parking in lots 19, 20

 road block 2The road and alleyway between the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center and the School of Dentistry will be closed starting Monday, June 30, for approximately 12 weeks for needed preparation for the new School of Medicine building construction.

Entrances and exits to Lots 19 and 20 will be adjusted, and the covered walkway south of the learning resource center will be shut down as well.

For more information, call 4-1477.


Mississippians’ data helps crack genetic mystery

Hundreds of Mississippians helped scientists figure out a genetic puzzle: Why do certain people have low risk for heart attacks?

A study published last week in the “New England Journal of Medicine” explains how genetic mutations in approximately 1 in 150 people keep their triglyceride levels approximately 40 percent lower than normal, which is associated with a 40-percent reduction in heart attacks.

Data collected from local research participants, including members of the Jackson Heart Study and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, provided a substantial part of the genetic information that scientists analyzed in the new study.

“This paper is particularly exciting in that it identifies a potential therapeutic target,” said Dr. James Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics who served on a steering committee for a National Institutes of Health-supported consortium that initiated these studies.

If drug makers can mimic the effects of the genetic mutations, many more people’s triglyceride levels could be brought down, potentially leading to fewer heart attacks.

The New York Times profiled the discovery. Click here to read the article.


Campus Police release crime statistics

 HandcuffsCampus Police reported 18 larceny thefts, two arrests and one assault in May.

To report crime on campus, call Campus Police at 5-3072.

 


Medical Center staff receive service recognition

The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries this week:

40 Years

* Dr. Julius M. Cruse, professor of pathology, School of Medicine

35 Years

* Dr. Charulochana Subramony, professor of pathology, School of Medicine

30 Years

* Dr. Diane K. Beebe, professor of pathology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Steve E. Magee Jr., assistant professor of care planning and restorative sciences, School of Dentistry

* Dr. Gary W. Reeves, dean, School of Dentistry

25 Years

* Bruce Beal, recreational therapist, Child Life Specialists Nurses

* Renee Miles, teacher, Batson Children’s Hospital Education

* Dr. Donna C. Sullivan, professor of medicine, School of Medicine

20 Years

* Dr. Jeffrey Ali, associate professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine

* Karen Berry, patient services coordinator, Ancillary Scheduling

* Dr. James R. House, affiliate faculty, School of Medicine (Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences)

* Dr. George W. May, assistant professor of oral-maxillofacial surgery and pathology, School of Dentistry

15 Years

* Dr. James A. Bofill, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Kimberly E. Crowder, associate professor of ophthalmology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Roy J. Duhe, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, School of Medicine

* Dr. David Elkin, professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine  

* Dr. Robert D. Hamilton, associate professor of oncology, School of Medicine

* Patricia Martin, clinical outcomes coordinator nurse, University Heart Support

* Dr. Leslie McKenzie, associate professor of emergency medicine, School of Medicine

* Mary White, ambulatory nurse, School of Medicine (Pediatric Neurology)

* Dr. Feng Zhang, professor of plastic surgery, School of Medicine

10 Years

* Carrie Carlisle, first assistant nurse, School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)

* Dr. Scott F. Coffey, professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine

* Cindy Collins, inpatient nurse, Batson Children’s Hospital Surgical Suite

* Dr. Lillian J. Houston, assistant professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine

* Dr. Jonathan S. Jones, associate professor of emergency medicine, School of Medicine

* Dr. James Lott, assistant professor of care planning and restorative sciences, School of Dentistry

* Dr. Deborah L. Minor, professor of hypertension, School of Medicine

* Dr. Michelle Y. Owens, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Kimberly N. Paduda, associate professor of pediatrics, School of Medicine

* Dr. Charles R. Pound, professor of urological surgery, School of Medicine

* Dr. Julie A. Schumacher-Coffey, associate professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine

* Dr. Keith I. Stokes, hospitalist, Holmes County Hospital Hospitalists

* Dr. Kim C. Tarver, assistant professor of geriatrics, School of Medicine

* Ketra Wilkerson, business operations supervisor, Mall Administration

* Ruth Willis, business operations director, Batson Children’s Hospital Administration

5 Years

* Dr. Mary G. Ashmead, house officer, School of Medicine (Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences)

* Dr. Sarah E. Bailey, house officer, School of Medicine (Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences) 

* Dr. Ashley S. Baker, house officer, School of Medicine (Surgery)

* Dr. Stephen D. Baker Jr., assistant professor of emergency medicine, School of Medicine

* Dr. John B. Biglane, house officer, School of Medicine (Cardiology)

* Dr. David A. Black, house officer, School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)

* Dr. Nan M. Black, assistant professor of advanced general dentistry, School of Dentistry

* Latoya Bogan, unit secretary, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Batson Children’s Hospital) 

* Alyssa Bradford, physical therapist, University Hospital Physical Therapy

* Dr. Saira Butt, assistant professor of medicine, School of Medicine

* Christy Campbell, medical staff coordinator, Chief Medical Officer

* Dr. Will L. Cauthen, house officer, School of Medicine (Surgery)

* Dr. Joseph R. Chaudry, house officer, School of Medicine (Radiology)

* Dr. Alycia A. Cleinman, assistant professor of geriatrics, School of Medicine

* Dr. Seth A. Compton, house officer, School of Medicine

* Dr. Bhavika R. Dave, assistant professor of radiology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Ninabahen Dave, assistant professor of pediatric allergy, School of Medicine

* Adam Dungey, weight management services administrator, Bariatric Program

* Dr. Andrew C. Gaugler, house officer, School of Medicine (Surgery)

* Dr. Claire N. Gilliam, assistant professor of general pediatrics, School of Medicine

* Dr. David E. Gilliam, assistant professor of general pediatrics, School of Medicine

* Dr. Rachel B. Head, house officer, School of Medicine (Surgery)

* Sarah Kieffer, pharmacist, Pharmacy

* Dr. Holly M. Kinget, house officer, School of Medicine (Psychiatry)

* Dr. Nicole M. Lee, house officer, School of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

* Dr. Trayton Mains, house officer, School of Medicine

* Dr. Nathan D. Maples, house officer, School of Medicine (Surgery)

* Dr. Christina G. Marks, house officer, School of Medicine (Radiology)

* Dr. Luis A. Martinez, associate professor of biochemistry, School of Medicine

* Dr. Sara J. McCrary, assistant professor of pediatric dentistry/community oral health, School of Dentistry 

* Dr. Sajjad Nasir, house officer, School of Medicine (Neurology)

* Dr. Sarah R. Novotny, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, School of Medicine 

* Boon Ong, physical therapist, Adult Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

* Dr. Charles A. Ouzts, assistant professor of medicine, Graduate School of Medicine

* Dr. Akash M. Patel, assistant professor of radiology, School of Medicine

* Margaret Prine, assistant comptroller, Accounting Department

* Dr. Samantha M. Redfield, house officer, School of Medicine (Pathology)

* Dr. Patrick J. Robbins, house officer, School of Medicine (Radiology)

* Dr. George H. Robertson III, house officer, School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)

* Dr. Manohar S. Roda, assistant professor of radiology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Syed B. Sadiq, house officer, School of Medicine (Anesthesiology)

* Dr. Sara S. Sanders, assistant professor of geriatrics, School of Medicine

* Dr. Shawn W. Sanders, house officer, School of Medicine

* Dr. Bishnu H. Sapkota, house officer, School of Medicine (Pediatrics)

* Dr. Michal Senitko, house officer, School of Medicine

* Dr. Janet P. Slaughter, assistant professor of physical therapy, School of Health Related Professions

* Dr. Krystal S. Smith, house officer, School of Medicine (Radiology)

* Zachery Somers, clinical pharmacy specialist, Pharmacy

* Dr. Jason D. Stacy, house officer, School of Medicine (Neurosurgery) 

* Dr. Patricia H. Stewart, house officer, School of Medicine

* Dr. Stephanie C. Tanner, instructor in pathology, School of Medicine

* Dr. Chet A. Tharpe Jr., house officer, School of Medicine

* Deshawndra Thomas, business operations manager, Patient Financial Services

* Dr. Cristen Waespe, house officer, School of Medicine

* Dr. David M. Waespe, house officer, School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)

* Dr. Geoffrey I. Watson, house officer, School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)

 


Buettner to discuss brain's failure in obesity

 BuettnerDr. Christoph Buettner, associate professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism Institute at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., will present “Why the Brain Fails to Control Metabolism and Inflammation in Obesity and Diabetes” from noon-1 p.m. om Wednesday, July 2, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Medicine. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



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