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Parking shuffle to make way for UMMC growth

Effective Monday, July 14, as many as 650 Medical Center employees who have assigned parking spaces on campus will be required to relocate their vehicles to other lots or to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The parking shuffle makes way for the first of two planned building phases on the Medical Center campus, which ultimately will include such projects as the Translational Research Center, Parking Garage C, the new School of Medicine building, and the mixed-use Meridian at Fondren complex.

To read more about the parking relocation in CenterView, including maps that depict new stadium parking areas and transit routes, click here; to submit questions to the UMMC Parking Office, email

UMMC releases promoted, tenured faculty list

More than 55 current Medical Center faculty will begin the 2014-15 academic year with a promotion in rank, newly granted tenure, or both.

To view a list of these faculty, click here.

Iron Chef's culinary event supports SON scholars

MS culanthropyJackson native and celebrity chef Cat Cora, along with some of the metro-area's top chefs, will take part in the Mississippi Culanthropy, a philanthropic culinary event to support a scholarship fund in the School of Nursing.

Cora's mother, Dr. Virginia Cora, received her degree from UMMC and is a professor emeritus of nursing.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Table 100 in Flowood.

For more information about the event, click here. To purchase a ticket click here or call 5-4402.

NIH selects Beech for health promotion section

 BeechThe National Institutes of Health has selected Dr. Bettina Beech, associate vice chancellor for population health, professor of pediatrics and family medicine and executive director of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, to serve a four-year term on its Community-level Health Promotion Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

As a member of the study section, Beech will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in her field of science.

HHS: UMMC supports nursing mothers at work

LogoThe Medical Center has been included on a new Health and Human Services online resource that assists businesses in supporting breastfeeding women at work.

The HHS' Office on Women's Health offers the searchable database, "Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions," which lists UMMC under its "Teaching Hospitals" heading. The website also proposes ways in which employers can comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirement to have accommodations for employees who are breastfeeding.

The OWH collaborated with the Society for Human Resource Management on the initiative to ensure that the information would be useful to organizations seeking to comply with the health-care law. To view the website, visit

Youth leader bikes to support Batson Hospital

Randall Lewis recently went on the ride of his life to help children.

Inspired by the youth he works with at Life Church in Columbia, Lewis hopped on his bike and rode nearly 100 miles from Columbia to Gulfport to raise money and awareness for the Life Church Youth Group and Batson Children’s Hospital.

Lewis and one of his youth group members, Travon Aikens, recently presented Kitty Cook Ramsey, UMMC development officer, with $1,250 thanks to the support of the generous people in the Columbia and Life Church communities.


 Diane BeebeDr. Diane Beebe was incorrectly identified in the service recognition section of the June 30-July 6 This Week at UMMC e-newsletter.

Beebe should have been recognized for 30 years of service to the institution as a professor of family medicine.

This Week at UMMC regrets the error.

Medical Center staff receive service recognition

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

25 Years

* Hattie Gatlin, histotechnologist, Surgical Pathology

* Ruthie Pope, security guard, Campus Police

20 Years

* Richard Brown, IT support analyst, Information Systems

* Brenda Whitcomb, associate director of budget, Financial Affairs-Budget Office

15 Years

* Angela Arthur, nurse, Batson Children’s Hospital Newborn Nursery

* Rosanne Courtney, inpatient nurse, Pediatric PICC

* Karen Goodman, ambulatory nurse, Orthopedic Surgery

* Lakeisha Lockhart, laboratory technician, University Hospital Gastro Lab

* Dr. Craig Stockmeier, professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine

* Daphne Young, surgical technician, Wiser Hospital Surgical Suite

10 Years

* Patricia Buchanan, nurse, Obstetric Receiving

* Vickie Cooper, unit secretary, Wiser Hospital Surgical Suite

* Amy Fountain, physical therapist, Adult Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

* Heather Nelson, social work supervisor, Batson Children’s Hospital Coordinated Care

* Evelyn Owens, technician, Environmental Services

* Margie Ross, nurse, University Hospital Surgical Suite

* Amy Taylor, nurse, 2 MICU

5 Years

* Timothy Arbourgh, pharmacist, Pharmacy

* Chaz Barnes, student admissions officer, Student Services and Records

* Anne Manning, inpatient nurse, Emergency Department

* Latrice Thomas, billing specialist, Patient Financial Affairs

* Lindsey Thomas, polysomnographic technician, Sleep Disorders Center

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