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CenterView: June 17, 2013

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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Online sites offer potential benefits, risks to health-care consumers

Soon after her baby began his battle with a shockingly rare disease, Lauren Casavechia experimented with a relatively new and potent therapy: blogging.

Soon-to-be dermatology department launches its first residency program

When cancer survivor Niki Rickles of Vicksburg called to make an appointment for a screening at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Clinic last month, she was originally told she couldn’t be seen until August.

Refrigerator Shop provides comfortable atmosphere for Medical Center's missions

Anyone who makes the daily trek from the parking lot at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium to the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s main campus during the sweltering summer or bitter rainy winter months can appreciate the value of a temperature-controlled workplace.

Renewed focus on hand-washing yields improved infection rates

University of Mississippi Medical Center hospital employees washed their hands or used alcohol foam 95 percent of the time, a new report on an effort to improve hand hygiene found, and infection rates dropped sharply among inpatients.

PICU employees establish leadership award to memorialize longtime nurse

Dr. Elizabeth Christ never paid much attention to the series of award plaques hanging on a wall outside her office in the Department of Pediatrics until her dear friend and colleague passed away.

In Memoriam: Dr. William L. Woolverton

Dr. William L. Woolverton, an internationally known behavioral science and drug-abuse researcher and mentor to dozens of medical residents and scientists-in-training, died June 13 at UMMC. He was 62.

In Memoriam: Martha Snavely

Martha Snavely, the wife of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s first Department of Medicine chair, Dr. Robert Snavely, died June 8. She was 97.

Donate blood! Win a Jeep!

MBS personnel will visit the Medical Center June 17-21 to kick off the first of four quarterly blood drives at the Medical Center. Those who donate blood in the drive or at Mississippi Blood Services by Monday, Sept. 2, will be included in the drawing from Howard Wilson Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Mississippi Blood Services.