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CenterView: March 26, 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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My-Linh Ngo matches in pediatrics at UMMC.
My-Linh Ngo matches in pediatrics at UMMC.

National residency program determines fourth-year medical students' destinies

A marriage proposal and a student record of community service punctuated this year's School of Medicine Match Day Ceremony against a backdrop of the school's mission - training physicians for Mississippi

Women dental association benefits current students, impacts future

These days, women make up about half of the School of Dentistry's student body. But it wasn't so long ago that there were only a few female students per class, recalls Dr. Karen Crews, professor of oral oncology and behavioral medicine in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Science.

DaTscan helps UMMC physicians properly diagnose Parkinson's disease

Madison resident Gan Nelson presented Dr. Alexander Auchus with somewhat of a quandary. Nelson had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2006, but her symptoms, more than five years later, only exhibited on her left side. The tremor and rigidity often associated with Parkinson's had not shifted across her body.

Youth smoking concerns UMMC cessation experts

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19.5 percent of high school and middle school-aged Mississippians are smokers, compared to the national average of 19.3 percent for adult smokers.

Showalter brings experience, professionalism to EPIC system implementation

As the deadline for the University of Mississippi Medical Center's conversion to a revolutionary electronic health record (EHR) approaches, one of the chief architects of the institution's planned integration of the EPIC system has been gaining visibility.

Annual Mal's St. Paddy Parade benefits Batson

Along Capitol Street in downtown Jackson, the Krewe of Style shows support for the Batson Children's Hospital.

Third quarterly blood drive slated March 26-30

Mississippi Blood Services personnel will visit the Medical Center March 26-30 for the third of UMMC's quarterly blood drives in 2011-12. All donors will receive an MBS T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.