CenterView: August 22, 2011
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From left, forth-year medical student Meagan Mahoney, Chief Surgery Resident Dr. Laura Vick, Dr. Thomas Helling, professor of surgery and division chief of general surgery, and third-year surgery resident Dr. Will Cauthen perform a recent procedure in an operating room.
Restrictions on the number of hours medical residents can work have left surgery trainees participating in fewer procedures and getting less experience in key roles, according to a study at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
A $1 million grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration will pave the way for the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center to recruit and train nursing students to become community-based nurse leaders with advanced-practice degrees.
School-aged children in the Mississippi Delta are battling many of the same health problems as those in the Jackson area. But because they are located in one of the poorest regions of the country with few physicians to go around, kids in the Delta have less access to the care they need.
Many University of Mississippi Medical Center employees and students who park at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium say just getting to the main campus every morning is half the day's battle. Getting to their cars in the evening represents the other half.
Dr. Chris Anderson, who specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants, joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Aug. 1 with clear plans to offer Mississippians liver transplants within a year.
Lower socioeconomic status contributes to diabetes prevalence in African-Americans, a new paper from the Jackson Heart Study found, but researchers noted differences in men and women's awareness, treatment and control of the disease.
UMMC faculty with 20 years of service to the Medical Center received chairs during the Fall Faculty Meeting Aug. 19 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.