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December
12/28/2010UMMC's annual 'Taste of the U' fund-raising event Feb. 19 | (PDF)
Good food and good times for a good cause is what the 21st annual Taste of the U is all about. The UMMC Alliance's largest fund-raising event is set...
12/16/2010UMMC achieves new status as accredited chest pain center | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has received chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international...

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12/13/2010UMMC to play critical role in new effort to improve treatment for wounded service members, civilians | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is one of two dozen major trauma centers recruited for participation in the Major Extremity...
12/13/2010School of Nursing receives $1.1M grant to expand partnership with Hinds Community College | (PDF)
Nursing students at Hinds Community College now have a springboard to launch them toward a master's degree at the University of Mississippi Medical...

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November
11/9/2010Korpiel lands COO position with UHHS | (PDF)
Michael Korpiel has been named chief operating officer for University Hospitals and Health System. 

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11/5/2010Global Obesity Summit in Jackson addresses growing epidemic at ground zero | (PDF)
For a full schedule of events, visit http://gos.umc.edu/  On Twitter, follow our Global Obesity Summit 2010 coverage: @ObesitySummitA summit that's...
11/4/2010UMMC partners with QuantaLife in $7 million grant to develop staph bacteria detector | (PDF)
As part of a $7 million study by California-based QuantaLife, researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will test a machine that...
11/2/2010AAMC honors former UMMC anatomy chairman with national award | (PDF)
University of Mississippi School of Medicine Professor Emeritus of Anatomy Dr. Duane E. Haines has been selected by the Association of American...

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October
10/14/2010Hoover named dean of University of Mississippi School of Nursing | (PDF)
Dr. Kim Hoover has been named dean of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, effective today.

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10/12/2010UMHC LVAD team gives gift of time to Tupelo heart failure patient | (PDF)
A University of Mississippi Health Care surgical team placed the state's first implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Jackie Kirkman...

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10/11/2010UMMC, NMMC partner for newborn with congenital heart condition | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) recently partnered to bring UMMC's congenital heart surgery...
10/4/2010Holmes county hospital and clinics welcomes two staff physicians | (PDF)
Two family physicians have joined the full-time staff of Holmes County Hospital and Clinics.

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September
9/28/2010UMMC faculty member appointed to national research institute board | (PDF)
Dr. Grayson Norquist, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has...

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9/20/2010Jackson Heart Study celebrates 10 years of improving minority health | (PDF)
A scientific conference featuring experts in heart disease and public health from the nation's top universities and institutes will celebrate the...

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9/14/2010School of Dentistry evacuated, no one hurt following natural gas-line break | (PDF)
Contractors working on a new parking lot near the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry building accidentally sliced into a...

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9/14/2010Holmes County hospital acquires CT scanner | (PDF)
Holmes County Hospital has acquired an advanced Computer Tomography (CT) Scanner that provides patients with more up-to-date imaging to detect...
August
8/30/2010UMHC congenital heart surgery team makes Mississippi history | (PDF)
Dr. Jorge Salazar, University of Mississippi Health Care's chief of congenital heart surgery, has performed the state's first arterial switch on a...

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8/19/2010University Heart earns national recognition for patient care | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible...
8/16/2010Evers honored for contributions to UMMC | (PDF)
Jan Magee Evers and her late husband, Dr. Carl G. Evers, have a long history with the University of Mississippi Medical Center that stretches back...

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July
7/20/2010Miss Mississippi, Miss Outstanding Teen Mississippi visit Children's Hospital | (PDF)
Miss Mississippi, Sarah Beth James, and Miss Outstanding Teen Mississippi, Christina Bostick, will be visiting the patients at the Blair E. Batson...
7/19/2010UMMC doc offers public forum for asthmatics | (PDF)
Greenville area residents who want to know more about keeping asthma under control are invited to a special presentation at noon on Friday at the...
7/13/2010University of Mississippi Medical Center leads Alzheimer's fight with major new research center | (PDF)
Learn more and watch the video  Related Story: UMMC to take leading role in new $26 million study of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive...

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7/13/2010UMMC to take leading role in new $26 million study of Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline | (PDF)
Learn more and watch the video  Related story: University of Mississippi Medical Center leads Alzheimer's fight with major new research center The...

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7/10/2010Brain training reverses rats' age-related cognitive decline | (PDF)
Specialized brain training targeted at the regions of a rat's brain that process sound reversed many aspects of normal, age-related cognitive...
7/8/2010UMMC, Mayo Clinic sign agreement to increase translational research and training | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center will partner with the renowned Mayo Clinic on a series of initiatives intended to convert laboratory...

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June
6/25/2010UMMC doc helps asthmatics stay out of ER | (PDF)
Dr. Gailen Marshall, professor of medicine and director of the allergy and immunology division at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will...
6/24/2010Hospital operations continue unaffected by water main break | (PDF)
UMMC is in the process of coordinating its services in response to a water main break in Jackson on Thursday morning. UMMC water is supplied by...
6/23/2010UMMC to collaborate on mall clinics with Community Health Center | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center are planning an innovative collaboration that promises to...
6/15/2010UHHS Executive Receives Health Care Management Recognition | (PDF)
David Putt, chief executive officer of University Hospitals and Health System, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)...

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6/14/2010University Physicians-Women's Specialty Care opens in Flowood | (PDF)
University Physicians-Women's Specialty Care is now open in the Mirror Lake building off Lakeland Drive in Flowood.
6/2/2010UMMC among nation's best at providing physicians to rural areas | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is among the best in the country at producing rural physicians.
6/1/2010deShazo to step down as chair of the Department of Medicine | (PDF)
Dr. Richard D. deShazo, professor of medicine and pediatrics and Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor at University of Mississippi Medical...
May
5/27/2010University Sports Medicine hosts coaches conference | (PDF)
University Sports Medicine, a part of University of Mississippi Health Care, will host the 2010 Coaches Conference from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June...
5/25/2010Gibson named chief business development officer of UMHC | (PDF)
Matthew Gibson has been appointed chief business development officer of University of Mississippi Health Care.

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5/21/2010More than 600 receive degrees at UMMC's 54th commencement | (PDF)
A total of 611 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and graduate students in the health sciences were awarded degrees during...
5/5/2010Medical student from Pontotoc receives award for merit, character | (PDF)
Pontotoc native Casey Taylor, a second-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, was announced Friday as one of five...

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5/3/2010Clinton resident imparts dignity, respect in UMMC body donor program | (PDF)
Clinton resident Tony Moore, director of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's anatomical donor program, understands the perspective of...

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April
4/29/2010Salazar to direct Batson Hospital's comprehensive pediatric heart program | (PDF)
Dr. Jorge Salazar has joined the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children as the new chief of congenital heart surgery.

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March
3/22/2010State-of-the-art robotic surgery offers glimpse at UMMC's future | (PDF)
The recent launch of robotic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is expected to increase opportunities for learning, research...

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3/17/2010University transplant guild to hold fund-raising event | (PDF)
An organization dedicated to assisting patients receiving organ transplants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will hold a major...
3/17/2010Medical students get matched for residencies | (PDF)
WHAT: An annual, nationwide rite of passage will play out when senior medical students found out where they will go for their residencies by opening...
3/15/2010UMMC receives perfect property audit score from state | (PDF)
Asset management at a major academic health science center is a challenging proposition at best. Not only must property officers keep track of a...

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3/5/2010UMMC physician receives AMA Foundation Leadership Award | (PDF)
Dr. Timothy J. Beacham, a fellow at University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA)...
3/4/2010UMMC physiology professor's research leads national award, lectureship | (PDF)
Dr. Alejandro Chade, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been selected by the...

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3/1/2010Ninth annual radiothon benefits children's hospital | (PDF)
JA Radio stations from the Jackson and Meridian areas will join forces this week to hold the 9th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon beginning...
February
2/17/2010Keeton Accepts Appointment As New Vice Chancellor at UMMC | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center today doesn't resemble the sleepy place Dr. Jimmy Keeton first saw as a medical student in 1961.
2/16/2010Mississippi's First Lady supports Congenital Heart Awareness Week | (PDF)
Mississippi's First Lady, Marsha Barbour, center left, presents Mended Little Hearts of Mississippi with a state proclamation for Congenital Heart...

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2/16/2010Huckabay joins UMMC surgery faculty | (PDF)
Dr. Chad Huckabay, a urologic surgeon with specialty in minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery, has joined the University of Mississippi...
2/10/2010Elementary students to receive free check-up for Give Kids a Smile Day | (PDF)
For the ninth year in a row, the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Dentistry will offer free dental exams to local elementary...
2/9/2010Chancellor Taps Veteran Faculty for Leadership Roles at Medical Center | (PDF)
Three experienced faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are being assigned additional leadership responsibilities.
2/9/2010SouthGroup sponsors 5k run/walk for friends of Children's hospital | (PDF)
SouthGroup Insurance Services has again teamed with Friends of Children's Hospital to present SouthGroup Make a Difference 5K Run/Walk on Feb. 20,...
2/1/2010Comcast foundation awards grant to Friends of Children's Hospital for the Reach out and Read program | (PDF)
The Comcast Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Friends of Children's Hospital for the Reach Out and Read (ROR) program at the Blair E. Batson...
January
1/22/2010UMMC to hold groundbreaking for School of Pharmacy | (PDF)
University of Mississippi Pharmacy students will soon have a home on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center once construction is...
1/20/2010UMMC responds to city water crisis, continues patient care | (PDF)
Water line breaks caused by recent freezing temperatures disrupted water pressure throughout Jackson last week, prompting closure of several...
1/14/2010Stringer, Robbins named finalists for UMMC vice chancellor | (PDF)
Two finalists have been named in the search for a new vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the medical school at the University of...
1/14/2010UMMC patients can check appointment status on toll-free line | (PDF)
Some of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's off-site clinics have been impacted by the water line repairs in Jackson. When possible,...
1/11/2010Waterline breaks close off-campus clinics, hospital operations continue unaffected | (PDF)
Water mains damaged by freezing temperatures are causing widespread loss of water pressure in Jackson. The situation has resulted in the closing...