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CenterView: September 09, 2013

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. Lana Jackson and her brother Dr. Jeremy Jackson
Dr. Lana Jackson and her brother Dr. Jeremy Jackson

UMMC-trained siblings follow winding road back to Mississippi

During the off season as a minor league baseball pitcher in the late 1990s, Dr. Jeremy Jackson sat in on one of his older sister’s gross anatomy lectures at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Like his sister, Dr. Lana Jackson, Jeremy had always been interested in the sciences and felt that medicine might be a good option once his baseball career came to an end. And sure enough, by 2002 he was a UMMC student, following in his sister’s footsteps.

School of Nursing program filling the void for psychiatric nursing

Dr. Kerry Kokaisel is unique at the University of Mississippi Medical Center: She’s the one and only psychiatric nurse practitioner on campus.

Assuming food services leadership should help UMMC meet strategic plan objectives

For the first time in close to a quarter-century, the University of Mississippi Medical Center is about to manage its own food services department.

Caregivers struggle to balance paternalistic approach, respect for individual rights

The case of the woman who died in childbirth still haunts and mystifies Dr. Michelle Owens.

New Department of Medicine chair brings studious approach to improving patient care

In taking the helm of the medical school’s Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, interventional cardiologist Dr. William Little oversees a massive department with a broad range of faculty that includes both general internists and specialists in cancer treatment, geriatrics, hypertension, heart disease, lung disorders, immunology, digestive disorders and infectious diseases.

Transplant unit pours heart into sole collecting

Employees in the Division of Hematology’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, from left, Dana Delaski, Romy Aguilar, Rhea Adams, Wendy Arinder, Cindy Butler, Susan Johnson, Jennifer Rowse and Deborah Lucas, help kick off the unit’s Soles for Survivors Shoe Drive to benefit the Bone Marrow Transplant and National Marrow Donation Program.

Patriotism to show during quarterly blood drive

Blood donors will have the opportunity to show their true colors when Mississippi Blood Services personnel visit the Medical Center Sept. 16-20 for the second of four quarterly “Road to Life” Blood Drives.