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CenterView: September 27, 2010

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From left, Dr. Richard J. Roman, Dr. Barbara Alexander, Dr. Drazen Raucher and Dr. Graznya Rojkowska
From left, Dr. Richard J. Roman, Dr. Barbara Alexander, Dr. Drazen Raucher and Dr. Graznya Rojkowska

Discovery enterprise funding scales extraordinary heights

Research funding at the University of Mississippi Medical Center shot up 90 percent in the past three fiscal years, a hard-figures representation of UMMC's commitment to understanding human health and addressing the diseases that so plague Mississippi.

Audit represents first step in QEP's effort against 'hidden curriculum'

Dr. Ralph Didlake doesn't want to just change the way professionalism is introduced into the health-care curriculum at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He wants to revolutionize it.

UHHS receives top marks in patient satisfaction

Patients are more satisfied with their care at University Hospitals and Health System than patients at more than 100 other academic medical centers nationwide.

Need handheld health care? There's an APP for that

The Internet website WebMD has played a big role in the shift to individual ownership of health care. With its symptom checker, treatment options and drug information, it gives patients an arsenal of information to present to their physicians.

Wilson leads UMMC faculty's expansion into clinical, translational research

In the middle of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's resolution to kindle more population studies and clinical trials stands Dr. Jim Wilson, a physician-researcher who perhaps most embodies those goals.

ACT Center plays major role in NicVAX clinical trial

For more than a decade, the ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education and Research has been dedicated to helping Mississippians quit smoking with an arsenal of treatments ranging from counseling and support groups to various FDA-approved medicines. Now the center is helping to test a new vaccine that, if OK'd by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, could prove to be one more arrow in its quiver.

Wheels could bring hope to peds cancer research

Hyundai officials presented $140,000 in research grants to Dr. David Elkin and Dr. Catherine Gordon as part of the Hope on Wheels partnership, a nationwide initiative to support the fight against childhood cancer.