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Match Day

Video: Med students meet their Match on one of 'best days of the year’

Monday, March 18, 2019

A quest that started about a year ago reached its exhilarating conclusion last Friday when about 120 participating fourth-year medical students learned which programs accepted them for training in a medical specialty. One student in particular who took the stage with her boyfriend got at least one offer she wasn’t expecting. Read More

Dr. Robert Brodell, chair of dermatology, is known for his hard work in the classroom and the clinic, and for the community at large.

Run-and-gun mentor: In academic medicine, Brodell runs full-court press

Monday, March 11, 2019

As a dermatologist and teacher, the chair of dermatology at UMMC enjoys a reputation that extends far beyond the borders of the Medical Center and his adopted state. Dr. Robert Brodell is known for his studiousness with patients and his patience with students, belying a title he gave himself: the “accidental dermatologist.” Read More

Video: ENT students, staff give back to Mississippi Food Network

Hunger is a social disparity that impacts the well-being of young and old. It’s a concern for UMMC caregivers whose patients are at risk. In less than three hours Friday, otolaryngology staff and students volunteering at the Mississippi Food Network packed a record-breaking 4,320 meals for delivery to children in need.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

Thriving after heart transplant, tragic fire, Gabbi Smith turns 1

Gabrielle Smith became UMMC’s youngest patient to undergo a heart transplant less than a month after a tragic house fire claimed the lives of her parents and one of her sisters. Now a year old, she’s thriving thanks to the care of the Children’s Heart Center and her great aunt and guardian, Cindy Thompson of Bassfield.

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Student-led food drive diverts surplus to soup kitchen

If you’ve ever feared that leftover food from Medical Center cafeterias always goes to waste, you may be interested to learn that, because of one student’s initiative, tons of it is now going to some of the people who need it most.

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

UMMC growing its robotic surgery program and necessary expertise

Robotic surgery isn’t a new procedure, but advances in the technology are allowing surgeons to expand its use. Medical Center surgeons not only use the more minimally invasive procedure to give patients a quicker recovery and fewer complications, but they’re also preparing the next generation of surgeons to use it through hands-on experience and simulation training.

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019

The best things in life – liver transplants included - are worth the wait

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sepsis study’s design “future” of clinical trials

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

New program teaches kids to stop, think before making risky decisions

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Primary defection: Young adults choose convenience over commitment

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Two frames of mind: State Hall of Fame dedicates Guyton, Hardy portraits

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Surgery offers new outlook for children facing head, face deformities

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Poise in the wilderness: Students scout out rescue, life-saving skills

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Photos: Test-laden med students lighten mood with Hawaiian shirt contest

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2018

#WomenWhoCurie highlights female radiation oncologists

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

Anatomy of a survey: As ‘Grey’s’ turns 15, medicos dissect TV shows

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

Microbiology meeting embraces more disciplines, young scientists

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Addiction psychiatrist expanding treatment for opioid use disorder

Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018

People of the U: JoJo Dodd and Joe Pongetti

Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018

ICU tower shifts to team-building, quality, safety culture

Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018

A class apart: Medical school breaks admissions record

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

STEMI receiving center ensures swift care for heart attack patients

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

When is an antibiotic the right medicine? New team giving advice

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Family medicine difference makers' lives bridge barriers of distance, time

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018