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CenterView: July 23, 2012

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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Gladstone Jones admires his new nose while, from left, UMMC’s Stephanie Kline, Gary Swedenburg, Kenzie Gaines and Dr. Harold Kolodney look on.
Gladstone Jones admires his new nose while, from left, UMMC’s Stephanie Kline, Gary Swedenburg, Kenzie Gaines and Dr. Harold Kolodney look on.

Lifelike Reconstruction

It began as a swollen red mark on his nose, but that swelling grew so fast that when 70-year-old Gladstone Jones of Waynesboro went to have it checked by a physician, the dermatologist said they had to take immediate action.

Center director seeks to educate public about largely misunderstood disorder

Patients with epilepsy, like those struggling with mental illness, often are stigmatized by a lack of public understanding of the seizure disorder’s symptoms and causes and the physical and emotional toll it takes.

Teamwork keys UMMC laundry’s spotless record of service

The morning after winds from Hurricane Katrina had sliced through the Jackson metropolitan area, first-year laundry worker Theresa Williams wasn’t sure when – or if – she should report to work at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Inadequate learning facilities concern school of medicine administrators

Lack of space across the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center leaves the state’s future physicians learning, testing and training in cramped and out-dated labs, makeshift facilities and converted closets.

Globetrotting physical therapist finds life-changing challenge in Uganda

Two months after graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with her doctor of physical therapy degree and a week after taking her board examination, Courtney Boutwell found herself in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in the summer of 2010.

UMMC main cafeteria to reopen Aug. 28

Roomier seating, more diverse dining selections and healthier items are all on the menu when UMMC’s main cafeteria reopens Aug. 28 on the first floor of the old University Hospital building. The cafeteria reopening will be featured in the Aug. 27 issue of CenterView.