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CenterView: April 15, 2013

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First-year OT students Ebony Fears, front, and Kayla Willoughby lend a hand to Healthcare Build 2013.
First-year OT students Ebony Fears, front, and Kayla Willoughby lend a hand to Healthcare Build 2013.

UMMC partners with local health-care institutions on Habitat project

Michelle Owens’ new home in Jackson is loaded with the standard features of a typical Habitat house – one of at least 556 built since the founding of Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson in 1986.

Heart surgery program reaches 1,000 successful operations in only three years

Zero to 60 in three seconds.
That phrase usually applies only to the fastest cars in the world. But it also fits the warp-speed growth and success of Batson Children’s Hospital’s congenital heart surgery program.

UMMC partners with MDA to provide free dental services for 2,000 patients

The School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will all but close down later this month when all of its 140 students and many faculty and staff members swap the school’s classrooms and clinics for a chance to provide free services to thousands of Mississippians who are living in pain from untreated dental conditions.

New study suggests link between obesity, kidney disease in African-American men

A study in Jackson-area African-Americans found a correlation between weight and chronic kidney disease in obese men but not in the same category of women.

New rural health, disparities leader discusses state’s childhood obesity challenge

Personal advice from a three-time Grammy Award winner has helped Dr. Bettina M. Beech keep a healthy perspective on one of Mississippi’s most difficult challenges.

Accrediting body taps Woodward

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and vice dean of the School of Medicine, has been appointed to the nationally recognized accrediting body for U. S. and Canadian medical schools.

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Dye Sloan

Dr. Robert (Bob) Dye Sloan, first chairman and head professor of the Department of Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, died April 3 in Medford, Ore. He was 95.

Transplant Guild to host Derby fund-raiser

The University Transplant Guild will host its fourth annual “Day at the Derby” fund-raiser to benefit University transplant patients from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Cotton Market Venue. Tickets cost $75 each and include food and drink.