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CenterView: October 07, 2013

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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Grenada Lake Medical Center employees, from left, Dr. Jarriet Ting, hospitalist; Kathy Beck, chief nursing officer; Sarah Longest, chief information officer; Pam Chandler, ER manager; Molly Brown, administrative director/risk manager; and David Putt, advisor to the vice chancellor at UMMC and GLMC’s interim CEO
Grenada Lake Medical Center employees, from left, Dr. Jarriet Ting, hospitalist; Kathy Beck, chief nursing officer; Sarah Longest, chief information officer; Pam Chandler, ER manager; Molly Brown, administrative director/risk manager; and David Putt, advisor to the vice chancellor at UMMC and GLMC’s interim CEO

GLMC partnership combines small-town charm, state-of-the-art medical resources

Kathy Beck, who graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing in 1987 and lived and worked in Memphis for some 17 years, has spent a good bit of her adult life in large cities.

UMMC physician discovers more than meat in popular chicken fare

Laboratory analysis of chicken nuggets from two major fast-food chains found they contained between 40 and 50 percent meat, the remainder being fat, skin, connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves and bone fragments.

New CIO seeks to inject big-city mojo into DIS culture

At first glance, David Chou might not fit the traditional template of a chief information officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Life experiences lead former patients, family members to serve others at UMMC

Anna Odom was going to save animals for a living, until nurses and doctors tried to save her child.

UMMC immunologist explores algae extract’s effects on seniors’ health

If the algae spirulina built better health for centuries across ancient cultures, it might improve immune systems in today’s seniors.