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Monday, January 6, 2020
Several years ago, Patrick O’Brien left behind his classroom at Florence High School. The former English teacher is now a senior administrator in the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education, but he still has many of his students on his mind and, as it turns out, in his life. Read More
Thursday, November 21, 2019
For years, the Medical Center’s leader, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, has helped influence the direction of medical education and health care in this country and beyond. That tradition continues with her recent appointment to the organization that serves the national community of academic medicine. Read More
As medical students, Dr. Alissa Willis and Dr. Chad Washington shared many classrooms and courses. A dozen years later, they’re back at the Medical Center, leading departments that share many of the same patients. Willis, in neurology, and Washington, in neurosurgery, are working together to treat patients described as being among the sickest in the state.
Published on Monday, October 21, 2019
Until at least the mid-20th century, the system of medical practice in Mississippi and beyond reflected the racial attitudes of the day. The story of how that separate and unequal system changed represents a major chapter in the history of the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the country at large.
Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019
Dr. Karen Hand knew early in her academic career that she wanted to become a surgeon. She was encouraged to go into orthopaedic surgery, a male-dominated field in this region, from one of her mentors, Dr. George Russell. As she pursues a hand fellowship, the married mother of three loves her profession and the flexibility it can allow for family time.
Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019
During the last 20 years, scores of students in the School of Medicine have paid for their medical education with scholarships from Mississippi’s Barksdale family. The Barksdales' generosity has enabled many of the state’s future physicians to focus less on money and more on medicine.
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