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CenterView: January 16, 2012

CenterView is published every other week, and is the internal publication of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Content features news of interest for and about Medical Center faculty, staff, and students. Content may be reprinted with appropriate credit.

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Medical students Jonah Gunalda, front, Ocheowelle Okeke, left, and Anna Allred
Medical students Jonah Gunalda, front, Ocheowelle Okeke, left, and Anna Allred

Common Reading Project delves into the incredible sustainability of Henrietta Lacks

A thought-provoking book, which spans the modern history of biomedical ethics, research and patient care, is being read by people across campus and is the focus of a panel
 discussion planned for noon, Friday, Jan. 20.

UMMC otolaryngologists use state-of-the-art robotic surgery to treat some head, throat cancers

When it comes to treating head and neck cancer, Dr. Gina Jefferson and her colleagues believe that sometimes less can be more.

Conerly remembered for 'transformative' leadership, overseeing remarkable growth at UMMC

Many people may have walked the hallway from the Rowland Medical Library in the Verner Holmes Learning Resource Center to the research wing without noticing the housekeeping employee who waxed the floors.

But not Dr. Wallace Conerly.

Women achieve unprecedented levels of governance at UMMC

When Janet Harris accepted the position of interim chief executive officer of University Hospitals and Health System (UHHS) in December, she did more than break ground as the first woman to helm a major portion of the institution's clinical enterprise.

UMMC experts weigh in on achieving success in the new year

A new year is under way, and faculty, staff and students across UMMC are seizing the opportunity to make it a healthier, happier 2012. It's been estimated that close to half of American adults make New Year's resolutions each year, and although many of those will abandon those goals midway through the year, experts say that a person who publically declares a resolution has a much better shot at succeeding. With that in mind, experts at the Medical Center offer advice on some of the most common resolutions that might help keep you on track.

Taste of the U last call for Cooks

Members of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's 2012 Taste of the U committee prepare for what may be their largest party and fundraiser yet. To inflate the massive, multi-theme party to a record size, committee members want to send out a final invitation for chef teams.