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CenterView: October 25, 2010

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Jerry Clark and ASB president John Davis, present a TV, that was donated by UMMC ASB for use as a UMMCares prize.
Jerry Clark and ASB president John Davis, present a TV, that was donated by UMMC ASB for use as a UMMCares prize.

Annual community campaign shows UMMC cares

It's an inviting fall ritual that is played out at universities throughout the country: alumni and faculty gather on campus to mingle, enjoy outdoor snacks and reminisce about their institution and its accomplishments.

Neurosurgery chairman first to receive UHHS award for patient safety, quality

The first recipient of the Q Award is an old hand at quality and using data to improve it.

School of Nursing skills lab boasts state-of-the-art clinical simulation

A sedated patient is getting a check-up from a pair of nursing students when he suddenly quits breathing. One student grabs an AMBU bag and ventilates him while the other injects a dose of Narcan to counteract a potentially fatal overdose of morphine. Their instructor stands back and watches.

Interim dean takes School of Nursing's helm

After a nationwide search and presentations by four candidates, Dr. Kim Hoover has been named dean of the School of Nursing.

UMMC-QuantaLife partnership seeks to develop stealthy staph detector

As part of a $7 million study by California-based QuantaLife, UMMC researchers will test a machine that promises quicker, cheaper and more efficient testing for the difficult-to-treat, flesh-killing bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

UMMC's breast cancer team emphasizes personalized care, appropriate treatment

October is the time to "think pink" for breast cancer awareness, but one highly-specialized team with University Cancer Care needs no reminders. Each day, the mission of these breast cancer specialists is the same: to eradicate breast cancer and to care for the person battling the disease.

Children's Hospital Celebrates Batson's 90th Birthday

Dr. Blair E. Batson, first chair of pediatrics at the Medical Center and the hospital's namesake, commemorated his 90th birthday with patients and staff at the hospital during a weeklong celebration that included a birthday party and a visit from the Great Delta Bear Affair.