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December
12/20/2011UMMC, MSDH inform patients of personal health information breach | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health are informing nearly 1,500 participants in research...
12/1/2011UMMC, Health Management explore possible affiliation | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and Health Management Associates, Inc., which owns 10 hospitals in Mississippi, have announced that...
November
11/21/2011UMMC, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Mississippi sponsors adult cystic fibrosis education day | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Mississippi will host the first adult cystic fibrosis education...
11/15/2011Batson Children's Hospital pediatric emergency department, trauma unit triples in size
Batson Children's Hospital today dedicated its new Colonel Harland Sanders Children's Emergency Department and the Selby and Richard McRae...

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11/11/2011UMHC stroke education team wins national award | (PDF)
The National Stroke Association selected the University of Mississippi Health Care Multidisciplinary Team as a recipient of the inaugural Raising...
11/2/2011University Women's Care offers childbirth classes in November | (PDF)
University Women's Care is offering childbirth classes in November, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants at...
October
10/24/2011In developing rats, antidepressants exposure linked to brain, behavioral abnormalities | (PDF)
A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco shows that rats given a...

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10/24/2011Mississippi, Alabama telecommunications group donates to Batson Children's Hospital | (PDF)
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey, left, presents a $4,815 donation to Children's Miracle Network Coordinator John Clark Packer,...

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10/20/2011UMHC cancer surgeon earns certification in breast ultrasound | (PDF)
Dr. Sharla Gayle Patterson, who specializes in breast surgery and is fellowship-trained in breast surgical oncology, has earned certification in...

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10/6/2011Research, sponsored projects funding at UMMC hits $85 million all-time high | (PDF)
Chart of funds by source (PDF)The record $85 million in grants and contracts that UMMC received in fiscal year 2011 is helping researchers unravel...
September
9/28/2011Mississippi Hospital Association honors UMMC employee | (PDF)
Mary Mixon of Terry, assistant administrator for University Hospital and Health System, is the recipient of the ONE Recognition Award presented by...

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9/27/2011UMHC receives national recognition for leadership in supplier diversity | (PDF)
University of Mississippi Health Care received the Supplier Diversity Leadership Award at United Healthcare's annual conference Sept. 22 in Chicago....
9/22/2011UMMC performs first pediatric heart transplant in eight years | (PDF)
The state's only dedicated pediatric heart transplant team has performed the first heart transplant in eight years on 13-year-old Malcolm Jones of...

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9/21/2011UMHC administrator named a 2011 'Up and Comer' in national health-care magazine | (PDF)
Tonya Moore of Jackson, chief learning officer for University of Mississippi Health Care, was one of 12 people chosen nationally for the 2011 Up and...

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9/20/2011UMMC graduate elected to the board of National Family Physicians Group
A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family...

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9/15/2011With donation from Warren Foundation, UMMC researchers better equipped to study cancer | (PDF)
A $15,000 donation to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's tissue bank by the Leonard E. Warren Melanoma Foundation will support the...

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9/13/2011Bone cancer specialist joins UMMC | (PDF)
Dr. Jennifer Barr, a bone cancer specialist, has joined the medical faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As the sole provider of...

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9/6/2011University of Mississippi Medical Center welcomes IVF specialist | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has welcomed a new addition to their Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. J. Preston Parry, a...

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August
8/26/2011Incoming medical students receive white coats, prep to meet academic challenges | (PDF)
The evening Madison resident Morgan Miller received her white coat, a tradition upon entering medical school, she said the rigorous schedule ahead...

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8/25/2011Kidney, liver transplant surgeon joins UMMC
With the addition of a new transplant surgeon, the University of Mississippi Medical Center will begin offering liver transplants in the next year.

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8/24/2011Mississippi cancer patients, families to benefit from ACS Patient Navigator Program at UMMC | (PDF)
The American Cancer Society today launched its Patient Navigator Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Cancer Institute....
July
7/30/2011Children's Hospital introduces Adopt-A-Floor program | (PDF)
Batson Children's Hospital is looking for groups to participate in an "Adopt-a-Floor" program to help families whose children are hospitalized for...
7/25/2011University Women's care offers one-day childbirth class | (PDF)
University Women's Care is offering a one-day childbirth class on Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants at the...
7/21/2011Jaw-extension procedure resolves toddler's obstructed breathing | (PDF)
A 2-year-old Brandon girl can breathe easier now after craniofacial experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center extended her lower jaw...

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7/20/2011Genetic map, including 5,000 Mississippians, to aid study of diseases, human evolution | (PDF)
A group of researchers from the University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School and the University of Mississippi Medical Center has constructed the...
7/19/2011UMMC School of Nursing wins $450,000 grant to provide health-care services to delta schools | (PDF)
Students in the Sharkey/Issaquena-County area will begin a new school year next month with access to primary and oral health care provided by a...

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7/19/2011UMHC ranks nationally in three specialties in U.S. News' Best Hospital Report | (PDF)
University of Mississippi Health Care is nationally recognized in the specialties of cancer, nephrology and orthopedics in U.S. News & World...
7/6/2011UMMC neurology chair elected to academic association | (PDF)
Dr. Alexander P. Auchus, professor and McCarty Chair of Neurology, has been elected to the American Neurological Association, the world's oldest...

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7/5/2011Awareness, cost, availability of care, all hurdles to colon cancer treatment in Mississippi | (PDF)
Mississippi has seen less success in combating colon cancer than other states due to poor awareness about the disease, less access to primary care...

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7/1/2011Behavioral treatment for migraines a cost-effective alternative to meds, study finds | (PDF)
Treating chronic migraines with behavioral approaches - such as relaxation training, hypnosis and biofeedback - can make financial sense compared to...
7/1/2011Jones joins University of Mississippi Medical Center | (PDF)
Dr. Harriet L. Jones, a board-certified, infectious-diseases-trained internist, has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as an...

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June
6/24/2011Ridgway joins University of Mississippi Medical Center | (PDF)
Dr. Mildred Ridgway, a gynecologic oncologist who has practiced in Jackson for six years, has joined the medical faculty at the University of...

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6/23/2011UMMC responds to filing by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center's use of animals in undergraduate medical physiology education - a laboratory exercise that gives...
6/23/2011UMMC residency helps first-year nurses manage frontline trials by fire | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center's hospitals are the first in the state to offer new nurses a one-year residency program to help nursing...
6/22/2011UMHC offers Cardiac MR for children with congenital heart defects | (PDF)
The latest cardiac imaging technology has made it easier for University of Mississippi Health Care physicians to diagnose congenital heart defects...

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6/21/2011Mississippi charity horse show gives $35,000 donation to Children's Hospital
Robert Taylor (fourth from left), president, and Dude Prestwood, (third from right) vice-president and show manager of the Mississippi Charity Horse...

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6/15/2011Barr tabbed to lead pediatrics department at UMMC | (PDF)
Dr. Frederick "Rick" Barr has been named the Suzan B. Thames Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center,...

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6/2/2011Holmes county hospital awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission | (PDF)
Holmes County Hospital has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with the organization's national standards for...
May
5/27/2011More than 600 receive degrees at UMMC's 55th commencement | (PDF)
Photos of graduates are available upon request.A total of 634 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and graduate students in...
5/25/2011UMMC part of study finding sickle cell treatment safe for young children | (PDF)
A drug now used to treat adults who have sickle cell disease appears to be safe for children aged eight to 19 months, results from a new National...
5/24/2011University Physicians offers June heart screenings in honor of fathers | (PDF)
University Physicians offers a heart screening special in June in honor of fathers. The exam includes fasting glucose, fasting lipid panel, EKG,...
5/18/2011UMMC, community colleges join forces to boost baccalaureate degrees | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is partnering with Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges in a statewide effort aimed at...

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5/17/2011Anti-cancer drug discovery partnership formed | (PDF)
A new partnership to search for cancer-fighting drugs combines compound-identification and screening expertise at the University of Mississippi's...
5/11/2011University Sports Medicine, Medicomp sponsor "challenge and combine" for high school players
Mississippi high school football teams will put their seven best players to the ultimate test at the "2011 7 on 7 Challenge & Combine" on June 18 at...
5/10/2011MIGMH awarded $2.1 million, multi-year federal grant for STD/HIV regional educational center | (PDF)
The Mississippi Institute of Geographic and Minority Health (MIGMH) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has been awarded a...
5/4/2011UMMC physician named president of 53,000-member group | (PDF)
A member of the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and...

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5/3/2011University Physicians-Grants Ferry hosts free health fair | (PDF)
University Physicians-Grants Ferry will have a health fair from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Free health screenings will be available for balance,...
April
4/28/2011University Physicians offers seminar on hypertension | (PDF)
Dr. Zeb Henson, a University of Mississippi Health Care physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics, will present, "What's the Hype...
4/28/2011UMMC'S Wiser Hospital offers free childbirth classes | (PDF)
Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers free childbirth classes for expectant parents. The May...
4/25/2011Spine surgeon joins University of Mississippi Health Care | (PDF)
Dr. M. Stanton Ward, an associate professor of medicine and an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training and subspecialization in spine surgery,...

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4/18/2011Natchez native joins UMMC's congenital heart surgery team | (PDF)
Natchez native Dr. Mary Barraza Taylor has been appointed professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, director of the...
4/6/2011UMMC professor, grad school dean, takes helm at American Physiological Society | (PDF)
When Dr. Joey Granger takes the helm of the American Physiological Society next week, he'll continue a tradition of leadership by University of...

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March
3/22/2011UMMC cardiologist implants heart valve without open-heart surgery | (PDF)
Dr. Makram R. Ebeid, pediatric cardiologist and professor of pediatrics, has successfully performed a transcatheter pulmonary heart valve...

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3/10/2011UMMC nurses receive recognition at Nightingale awards ceremony | (PDF)
Mississippi's 2011 Nightingale Awards recipients from the University of Mississippi Medical Center include, front row, from left, Jana Neely, Nurse...

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3/3/2011Starkville infant undergoes rare Norwood procedure for heart defect at UMMC | (PDF)
Cayson Sanderford of Starkville is recovering well after undergoing one of the most complicated congenital heart surgeries for an infant at the...

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3/1/2011Tenth annual radiothon benefits Children's Hospital | (PDF)
Radio stations from the Jackson and Meridian areas will join forces this week to hold the 10th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon beginning...
February
2/28/2011UMMC teams with Magnolia Speech School to boost language development | (PDF)
Magnolia Speech School, founded in 1956 with the mission of helping children with hearing loss develop their language skills, has signed an...

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2/24/2011Children's Hospital names new chief nursing officer | (PDF)
Terri Gillespie, R.N. has been promoted to chief nursing officer of the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi...

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2/23/2011UMMC sports medicine physician inducted into academy | (PDF)
Dr. Steve Watts, an associate professor of medicine and a primary care sports medicine physician, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy...

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2/17/2011Hope on the horizon panel to discuss latest Alzheimer's research | (PDF)
Recognized experts on Alzheimer's disease will lead a panel discussion on the latest research findings that are giving scientists deeper insight...
2/9/2011More than 1,000 students to receive dental exams for Give Kids a Smile Day | (PDF)
More than 1,000 Jackson Public Schools elementary students are set to receive free preventive dental care from the University of Mississippi Medical...
2/9/2011UMMC's original aircare crew celebrates 15 years of service | (PDF)
AirCare, University of Mississippi Medical Center's helicopter transport service, turned 15 this month.

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2/8/2011University neurosciences-stroke care earns AHA bronze award | (PDF)
Earl Coleman, left, of the American Heart Association presents a Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Award to members of University...

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January
1/27/2011UMMC fetal medicine center gives infants best chance at life | (PDF)
In fixing heart defects, abdominal wall malformations, tumors and a range of other issues in the youngest of babies, a new multidisciplinary center...

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1/24/2011UMMC'S advanced PET/CT system provides clearer picture of abnormalities | (PDF)
An advanced PET/CT at the University of Mississippi Medical Center dramatically improves clinical, research and educational capabilities through...

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