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December
12/11/2013Doctors at UMMC complete state's first pancreas transplant | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s record of firsts, surgeons transplanted a pancreas and kidney into a...

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12/5/2013Children's Hospital System receives Quality Award | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Children's of Mississippi, the health system anchored by Batson Children’s Hospital,  has received a 2013 Achievement Award for...

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12/4/2013Radiation oncologist named as UMMC Cancer Institute director | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi Medical Center leaders on Monday named Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar director of the UMMC Cancer Institute,...

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12/3/2013UMMC joins international research effort to prevent Type 1 Diabetes | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical Center is now part of Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, an international network of researchers led...

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November
11/17/2013New collaboration expanding research in world-renowned heart studies | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – A new collaborative research relationship between the American Heart Association, the University of Mississippi and Boston...

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11/13/2013After 15 years, Jackson Heart Study leader to step away | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The pioneering researcher who has led the Jackson Heart Study for the past decade and a half, Dr. Herman Taylor, plans to step down...

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11/13/2013UMMC establishes planned giving program | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. — Natalie S. Hutto has joined the Medical Center as the organization’s first director of gift planning in the Office of Development.

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11/12/2013Mullen Family Foundation presents $25,000 check to Friends of Children's Hospital | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Friends of Children’s Hospital, a support group for Batson Children’s Hospital, was recently chosen as the first beneficiary of...

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11/12/2013Dodge-Khatami joins UMMC Children's Heart Center | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Ali Dodge-Khatami has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as professor of surgery in the division of pediatric...

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11/1/2013Dr. Aaron Shirley to receive national medical school award for diversity efforts | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. — Dr. Aaron Shirley, who broke a racial barrier at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1965 and is one of the state’s...

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October
10/23/2013Child born with HIV still in remission after 18 months off treatment, experts report | (PDF)
A 3-year-old Mississippi child born with HIV and treated with a combination of antiviral drugs unusually early continues to do well and remains free...
10/2/2013Chicken nugget autopsy finds meat, bone, connective tissue, fat, and poor health implications
JACKSON, Miss. – Laboratory analysis of chicken nuggets from two major fast-food chains found they contained between 40 and 50 percent meat, the...

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September
9/25/2013UMMC names new chair of Emergency Medicine | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Alan Jones, UMMC professor of emergency medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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9/25/2013UMMC appoints new associate vice chancellor of research | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Richard Summers, professor of emergency medicine, has been appointed UMMC associate vice chancellor for research.

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9/24/2013MIND Center director to discuss findings on brain aging | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Thomas Mosley, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and director of The MIND Center, will give a talk, “Brain Aging:...

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August
8/23/2013Statement on Aug. 21 Data Breach | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – An email with an incorrect attachment that included the personal data of 2,281 University of Mississippi Medical Center students...
8/23/2013Mississippi's physician workforce director brings 'Passion, Vision' to new role | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. John R. Mitchell of Pontotoc has been named the new director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce, the organization...

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8/15/2013UMMC to enter lease agreement for Grenada Lake Medical Center | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – With approval today from the State Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, University of Mississippi Medical Center...
8/9/2013UMMC taps new CEO for adult hospitals | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. — Kevin Cook has been named chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s adult hospitals, effective July...

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8/6/2013UMMC Graduate School's summer-research programs link local undergraduates with lab science | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When Brandon native Jeremiah Reese gets the inevitable question asking what he did last summer, he can say he did laboratory...

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8/6/2013UMMC Graduate School's summer-research programs link local undergraduates with lab science | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When Clinton native Kelli Hartman gets the inevitable question asking what she did last summer, she can say she worked to find a...

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8/6/2013UMMC Graduate School's summer-research programs link local undergraduates with lab science | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When Brandon native Joseph Creel says he did sleep research as a summer job in college, it doesn’t mean he got paid to catch ZZZZs.

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8/6/2013UMMC Graduate School's summer-research programs link local undergraduates with lab science | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When Madison native Ben Rudsenske gets the inevitable question asking what he did last summer, he can say he worked to unravel the...

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8/6/2013UMMC Graduate School's summer-research programs link local undergraduates with lab science | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Although Jackson native Thomas Rousselle spent this summer with catfish, he didn’t hook, farm or fry.

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8/6/2013Newly appointed chair of medicine at UMMC brings depth of experience | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. William C. Little, a nationally recognized cardiologist with research interest in cardiac function, joined the University of...

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8/5/2013With agreement signed, UMMC patients with Blue Cross Insurance remain in network | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Leaders at the University of Mississippi Medical Center signed a one-year agreement today with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...
July
7/18/2013UMMC named to "Most Wired" health-care list | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Hospitals & Health Networks, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association, has named the University of Mississippi...
7/17/2013UMMC to continue seeing all patients as negotiations over reimbursement continue with insurer | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical Center has extended its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi through August 28...
7/2/2013UMMC urges fireworks safety this fourth of July | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. — As Independence Day approaches, residents across Mississippi are loading up on fireworks to celebrate the nation’s independence...
June
6/20/2013Obesity research expert discusses AMA's recognition of condition as a disease | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Broader recognition of the obesity epidemic, in part from the American Medical Association’s classification this week of obesity as...
6/10/2013UMMC marks 50th anniversary of world's first lung transplant | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When Dr. James D. Hardy and his surgical team became the first to successfully transplant a lung from one human to another on June...

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6/17/2013UMMC promotions and tenure
More than 50 current Medical Center faculty will begin the 2013-14 academic year with a promotion in rank, newly granted tenure, or both."The...
6/5/2013UMMC professor elected to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. James N. Martin Jr., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of maternal fetal medicine, has been unanimously...

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May
5/27/2013Neuroscientist researcher and educator recognized with UMMC's first Regions Bank TEACH Prize
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Kimberly Simpson, a neuroscientist and associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, this month received the...

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5/24/2013Local students among record number of graduates at UMMC's 57th Commencement | (PDF)
From the University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Public Affairs For more information contact the Division of Public Affairs at (601)...
5/13/2013UMMC a big part of Mission of Mercy 2013
The Mississippi Dental Association, in partnership with University of Mississippi Medical Center, sponsored a Mission of Mercy event in Pearl, MS...
5/9/2013Mississippi's First-Ever Medical-Legal Partnership to empower people living with HIV/AIDS | (PDF)
(Jackson, Miss.) – Today, the Mississippi Center for Justice and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) announce a medical-legal...
5/8/2013The Band Perry Concert raises funds, awareness for alzheimer's research at UMMC's Mind Center
The Band Perry shook Jackson's Thalia Mara Hall on Sunday evening with a roaring country concert to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s...
April
4/25/2013Children's Hospital Heart Surgery Program celebrates milestone 1,000 procedure | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Batson Children’s Hospital’s congenital heart surgery program recently completed its 1,000th operation on four-month-old McKinley...

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4/24/2013UMMC to host annual meeting of Society of Black Academic Surgeons | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – More than 100 people are registered to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS), hosted this...

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4/19/2013Free oral cancer screening det for Monday, Tuesday
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation, with 26 percent of its residents lighting up regularly. But even...
4/18/2013UMMC Pediatrician Hannah Gay named to Time Magazine's Time 100 | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – TIME named HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, UMMC associate professor of pediatrics, to the 2013 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list...

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4/12/2013Woodward appointed to national school accrediting body | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. LouAnn Woodward, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, has been...

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4/9/201366 graves unvcovered at UMMC linked to asylum | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – With the recent discovery of 66 unidentified graves at the former site of a mental institution, Mississippi State University, the...

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4/4/2013Mississippi native returns home to take over rural physicians scholarship program | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – When Jennifer Wahnee Sherman entered Mississippi State University about 20 years ago, more people lived in her residence hall than...

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March
3/21/2013UMMC Administration notifies patients of breach of protected health and personal information | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – A laptop computer missing from a University of Mississippi Medical Center clinical area has prompted UMMC officials to issue notice...
3/14/2013UMMC Transplant team completes first liver case in 22 years | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – In an operation that gave a Jackson mother a new chance at life, a team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center earlier...

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3/13/2013Insurance company presents $23,000 to Firends of Children's Hospital | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Employees from SouthGroup Insurance recently presented $23,000 to Friends of Children’s Hospital’s chairman of the board, Sara Ray,...
3/13/2013The Band Perry to perform benefit concert for The MIND Center | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi music lovers will have a unique opportunity to hear one of country’s music’s hottest bands and support Alzheimer’s...
3/3/2013Researchers describe first 'functional HIV cure' in an infant
JACKSON, Miss. – A team of HIV experts from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of...

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February
2/19/2013Taste of the U to draw hundreds of revelers, dozens of competitors and one, 7-foot celebrity chef | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Food, drinks and costumes from far-flung volcanic islands to nearby Louisiana swamps will transform the Jackson Medical Mall into a...
2/12/2013Kidney transplants hit UMMC record in 2012, liver service to restart this year | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Teams at the University of Mississippi Medical Center transplanted a record 103 kidneys last year, a figure they could surpass in...
2/1/2013AAEM selects Jones for Young Physicians Board | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Jonathan S. Jones, assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been elected as an at-large member to the American Academy of...

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January
1/25/2013Members Exchange Credit Union donates to Children's Hospital | (PDF)
Employees of the Members Exchange Federal Credit Unions in Ridgeland, Clinton and Pearl present Dr. Rick Barr, Suzan B. Thames Professor and Chair...
1/22/2013UMMC telecasts live heart-repair procedures to international conference | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Makram Ebeid and a team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center performed two catheterized heart-repair procedures on...

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1/8/2013BankPlus and Nickelodeon star present check to Friends of Children's Hospital | (PDF)
With the help of Nickelodeon star SpongeBob SquarePants, BankPlus presented a check for $148,785.40 to Friends of Children’s Hospital, representing...

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1/7/2013Gov. Phil Bryant, UM Chancellor Dan Jones break ground for new school of medicine building | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Phil Bryant, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and other state and local dignitaries unveiled plans and broke...

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