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Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who has led the Medical Center since 2015, has taken on another important position with the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Woodward gets nod for national role in academic medicine

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

Former School of Medicine classmates Dr. Chad Washington and Dr. Alissa Willis have reunited at the Medical Center as chairs of different departments, but are working together to treat many of the same patients.

In a tale of two departments, former classmates reunite as chairs

Monday, October 21, 2019

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. Read More

Medicine still mending from Jim Crow era

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

SOM graduate is orthopaedic surgery trailblazer

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

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

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.

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

More leading lights brighten Medical Alumni Chapter’s Hall of Fame

Two distinguished graduates of the School of Medicine along with six eminent Medical Center figures were saluted last week during the UMMC Medical Alumni Awards Dinner. The event was a highlight of three days of activities marking the 2019 reunion of six medical school classes.

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Residents, welcome to your new life – beginning today

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Visual management boards give frontline staff care solutions forum

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

Gold Humanism celebrates 'other half' of being a doctor

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Medical school dream no longer haunts ground-breaking student

Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

Adult congenital heart program receives coveted national accolade

Published on Thursday, April 4, 2019

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

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019

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

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

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

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Student-led food drive diverts surplus to soup kitchen

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

UMMC growing its robotic surgery program and necessary expertise

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