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CenterView: July 19, 2010

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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Dr. Jasmin Chapman, JHCHC CEO, talks with Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs, at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.
Dr. Jasmin Chapman, JHCHC CEO, talks with Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs, at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

UMMC, JHCHC collaboration improves access to care at Jackson Medical Mall

Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center is in its second week of assuming control of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's primary care outpatient clinics in the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center

SOM gains high marks for social contribution

A study of the nation's medical schools shows the University of Mississippi Medical Center's efforts to train physicians for Mississippi's rural communities and underserved populations are working.

Grant, center position Medical Center as leader in cognitive research

Two announcements made in July promise to put the University of Mississippi Medical Center at the forefront of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research.

Agreement enhances training, research, learning

An agreement signed by top researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic sets the stage for an array of possible collaborations between the two institutions in the future, such as initiatives to convert laboratory discoveries into new therapies, faculty exchanges and training opportunities for a new generation of medical scientists.

Three SHRP women take run at world's oldest annual marathon

Amy Macon pushes herself to the limit when she participates in a marathon, running with an intensity that leaves her in pain by the end of the race. But her goal, she says, is to one day run a marathon and feel good afterward.

New SOM program smoothes new faculty's transition to UMMC

After Dr. Patrick Smith joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty in the mid-'90s and became involved in faculty recruitment, he learned that the School of Medicine was poorly equipped to handle incoming faculty's arrival.

MMC pediatrics professor seeks to refine CMV screening

Of the dozens of tests a baby is given at birth, screening for one of the most common causes of permanent hearing loss in children - cytomegalovirus, or CMV - is not among them because an accurate test simply does not exist. Findings from a new study may provide answers to discovering such a test.

AAMC leader to keynote Conerly Symposium

Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, which represents the nation's medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic societies, will present the keynote address at the 2010 Wallace Conerly symposium on Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.