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CenterView: April 26, 2010

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UMMC's true economic impact measured in money, people

All the figures orbiting and spinning off the University of Mississippi Medical Center's $1.4 billion annual economic impact, its claim as 10 percent of the metro-Jackson economy and its 8,600 employees boils down to people like Lee and Kim Ferguson.

Grant to endow scholarships for underrepresented students

The School of Nursing has netted a grant of $120,000 to fund academic scholarships with the aim of promoting diversity, and one professor of nursing says credit for the award is largely due to current students.

UP, UHHS to align clinical practice plan, hospital system

The integration of University Physicians and University Hospitals and Health System is similar to moving from dating to marriage. Jointly they've been known as University of Mississippi Health Care since 2007 with the launch of the branding campaign. Now the goal is for UMHC to function as one entity.

Moore imparts dignity, respect in body donor program

When families gather at the campus cemetery on Wednesday, they will say a final farewell to members of their family who've donated their bodies for anatomical research. The students who attend the ceremony will express their appreciation to the person who became their first patient.

Salazar to direct Batson's comprehensive pediatric heart program

The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children is set to establish its own comprehensive pediatric heart surgery program with the addition of Dr. Jorge Salazar.

MBJ lists UP among 'Best Places to Work'

University Physicians ranked third statewide in the Mississippi Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" 2010 survey in the large employer category.

Dental Alumni Dinner

Dr. Gary Reeves, left, interim dean of the School of Dentistry, and Dr. Rodney Colemen, president of the Dental Alumni Association, congratulate Dr. Karen Crews, professor of otolaryngology, for being named Dental Alumnus of the Year during Dental Alumni and Friends Weekend festivities April 16.

Nursing Alumnus of the Year

Retired nurse Bess C. Blackwell, second from left, receives the 2010 Nursing Alumnus of the Year Award from Dr. Kim Hoover, left, interim dean of the School of Nursing, Dr. Barbara Rogers, second from right, consultant/researcher and longtime faculty member in the School of Nursing, and Sandra West, president of the nursing alumni chapter, during the School of Nursing Alumni Annual Meeting/Dinner April 23 at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.