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CenterView: February 01, 2010

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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Puja Nayyar and Jay Craddock
Puja Nayyar and Jay Craddock

Medical Center evokes heartfelt memories for these couples

Ten years after first meeting, Tracilia (Drew) Beacham and her husband, Timothy, are happily married with three young children. But exactly how they first met sounds like a case of "he said, she said."

VC finalists address UMMC's missions, challenges, future in town hall forums

Faculty, staff and students filled a classroom auditorium to learn how the candidates for vice chancellor of academic affairs and medical school dean plan to move the University of Mississippi Medical Center into the top tier of academic health science centers.

Expanding demand creates 'explosive' need for Department of Medicine docs

In a year of unprecedented growth, nearly a quarter of the physicians Dr. Richard deShazo hired to the Department of Medicine specialize in primary care; reflections both of national adjustments and change at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Martin's crew keeps lid on UMMC's growing environmental needs

John Martin doesn't really control life at the Medical Center, but if someone wasn't around to do his job, the center's whole mission would come to an abrupt end.

Expanding Halogen first step in comprehensive evaluation plan

A robust new system for evaluating the academic performance of instructors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center promises to fundamentally change annual faculty evaluations at UMMC.

Biochemist battles tumors with targeted ELP placement

In the fight against cancer, Dr. Gene Bidwell is hard at work on both a drug that could potentially attack only tumor cells and not the body's healthy tissue, and a specialized delivery method for it.