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CenterView: May 02, 2011

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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'Parallel' Medical Center emerges while most employees sleep

More than 1,100 UMMC employees are a part of the parallel Medical Center most employees never see. They are the ones who arrive on campus while most employees are settling in for dinner and winding down their day.

Professionalism under pressure keys Access Center's unprecedented relocation

Mother Nature in all her fury couldn't dampen the spirit of cooperation at the University of Mississippi Medical Center April 7.

UMMC first in region to offer nonsurgical alternative for some congenital heart defects

Dr. Makram R. Ebeid, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a pediatric cardiologist, performed the state's first transcatheter pulmonary heart valve replacement procedure, a nonsurgical alternative to open-heart surgery.

Nursing consortium earns high marks from national board

Three years ago, the School of Nursing joined forces with four other universities around the state to expand access to advanced care for elderly patients as well as those with mental health illnesses, two underserved populations in Mississippi.

New IM residency option prepares physicians to address nation's most crucial need

To attract young doctors into the country's most urgently needed field of practice, faculty in the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center plan to add a primary care track to the department's residency program next year.

In Memoriam: Lois B. Jones

Funeral services for Lois Boackle Jones, former faculty member in the School of Health Related Professions, were April 18 at St. Richard Catholic Church.

In Memoriam: Mary Levereault

Mary Levereault, a longtime employee of the Medical Center, died April 8.

Ceremony honors anatomical donors

First-year physical therapy student Travis Pace speaks to families of individuals who donated their bodies for the advancement of science at the Medical Center during the Ceremony of Thanksgiving in Memory of Anatomical Donors April 27. Other student speakers include (from left) Kristen Womack, Dustin Pambianchi and Bradley Deere.

Transplant Guild to host Derby event

University Transplant Guild will host its second annual Day at the Derby to benefit UMHC transplant patients from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Providence Hill Farm at 2600 Carsley Road in Jackson. The adults-only event will include a silent auction from 4-6 p.m. Colorful hats and ties are encouraged. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.universitytransplantguild.com. Artist Sunny Palmisano painted this Derby-themed mural for the Guild.