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Sarah Herrington is overwhelmed by the kindness of those who brought graduation to her hospital room, including Dr. Kristi Moore, left, Dr. Jessica Bailey, second from left, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward.

Illness keeps rad sciences student from Commencement, not graduation

Thursday, May 30, 2019

When Sarah Herrington found herself in a hospital bed with no hope of discharge days before graduation, she was devastated to learn that she wouldn’t be able to walk across the Commencement stage with the rest of her class. What the radiologic sciences student didn't know: UMMC faculty had a plan to bring graduation to her. Read More

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences graduate Aurlivia Deshay Bibbs, right, received the Virginia Stansel Tolbert Award from Dr. Jessica Bailey, dean of the School of Health Related Professions.

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Friday, May 24, 2019

The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Friday conferred degrees to 853 students who are beginning their careers in the health sciences, or entering into a new chapter of an existing one in this state and beyond. Read More

#UMMCGrad19: MHS Program bolsters flight nurse’s career opportunities

Brock Whitson has no immediate plans for a career change. The adrenaline-surging excitement that comes from playing a vital role on UMMC’s helicopter transport team is everything he ever hoped for in a career. But he knows he won’t always be able to sustain such a rapid pace. To prepare for that future, Whitson will receive his MHS from the School of Health Related Professions during Commencement 2019.

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

SHRP Alumnus of Year uses D.H.A. skills to lead Children’s of Mississippi

A member of the first Doctorate of Health Administration graduating class at UMMC, Dr. Guy Giesecke is putting the knowledge, skills and research project he developed from his SHRP studies into his career as CEO of Children’s of Mississippi. The 2019 SHRP Alumnus of the Year gives back to the school by speaking to D.H.A. classes.

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019

Video: Children with Down syndrome make strides with PT faculty's grant

Eight youngsters wearing colorful helmets excitedly navigated their bicycles through an obstacle course consisting of a rainbow-tinted tube "bridge," a wooden ramp and a large spare tire bordered by brightly hued pylons while their parents cheered from the sidelines. This wasn't a scene from a typical bike camp, though - It was part of a study being conducted by a physical therapy faculty member in the School of Health Related Professions that seeks to inject more physical activity into the lives of children with Down syndrome.

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

UMMC PT in the pros: Sports resident delivers care at Saints camp

When elite athletes gather at professional football training camps, their therapy and rehabilitation needs are apparent even before the season opens. A new partnership between the New Orleans Saints and UMMC’s Sports Residency Program placed one resident in the August camp to learn about – and provide – physical therapy to NFL players who want to get back on the field and maximize their future playing time.

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

Video: Saddle up! SHRP students' activities bolster horse trail therapy

Published on Monday, July 23, 2018

#UMMCGrad18: SHRP graduate overcomes rare genetic disorder to earn PT degree

Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Board names Delta physical therapist SHRP Alumnus of the Year

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Faculty member bears witness, scars from voting rights crusades

Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018