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CenterView: June 25, 2012

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Dr. Alexander P. Auchus, professor and McCarty Chair of Neurology; Marcia Bankston, left, clinical research coordinator, and Margaret Lamb, senior medical technologist
Dr. Alexander P. Auchus, professor and McCarty Chair of Neurology; Marcia Bankston, left, clinical research coordinator, and Margaret Lamb, senior medical technologist

New clinical trial tests efficacy of stem-cell therapy for stroke

An emergency helicopter trip in May that brought a stroke patient from Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg landed the Clarke County resident the first spot in a clinical trial at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for stem-cell therapy.


New LANDesk system provides top-notch IT service through Epic transition . . . and beyond

In the days following the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s transition to an electronic health records system, the flurry of activity that was the Division of Information Systems’ Epic Command Center in the LC Building on Lakeland Drive would have reached critical mass but for a single piece of software infrastructure.

New SOD lab represents technological leap into ‘digital dentistry’

Counting those who marched in last month’s commencement, the School of Dentistry has reached a landmark by graduating more than 1,000 dentists since enrolling its first class in 1975. And virtually every one of those graduates has worked in the original restorative clinic laboratory to build crowns, bridges and dentures for their patients.

Retirees recall experiences of a lifetime at UMMC

Call them the 40-and-over Club. The University of Mississippi Medical Center honored 67 retirees who have 25 or more years of service to the institution at a ceremony on June 22, and of those employees, four had a career that spanned 40 or more years. Who are they? What motivated them to stay? These are their stories.

Medical Laboratory Science Program reinvents itself with new name, new energy

In some ways, medical laboratory science is one of the youngest and one of the oldest programs in the School of Health Related Professions.

Ceremony honors Medical Center retirees

Forty three out of 44 retiring faculty and staff members gathered for the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s 2012 Retirement Ceremony on Friday, June 22, at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. The ceremony highlighted retiring faculty and staff with 25 years or more of service to the institution and retiring department heads with at least 20 years of service.

SummerView

With the publication of last issue, CenterView has moved to its once-a-month summer publication schedule. The official publication of the University of Mississippi Medical Center will be available the week of July 23-27 and the week of Aug. 27-31. CenterView will resume its biweekly publication schedule the week of Sept. 10-14.   

Bryant’s 5K run to benefit Batson

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will host the first “Gov. Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health” at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, beginning at the Governor’s Mansion on Capitol Street in downtown Jackson.