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School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2010

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) alumni publications are published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publications highlight education, clinical practice, alumni, and research for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Health Related Professions.

Ideas for stories are welcome and may be submitted by email to Tom Fortner.


Alumni Publications Archives

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A wonderful life

Dr. Luke Lampton has no plans to leave a hole in Magnolia, a southwest Mississippi town with a population holding steady at about 2,000.

Family medicine revival

Whatever the label, after more than 40 years, the specialty of family medicine seems poised to emerge from a sort of professional wilderness into a new era of respect and popular regard.

Seeding the field

"I know everybody says this, but I really wanted to help people." Dr. Amanda Smith's quiet declaration of purpose for wanting to be a physician sounds like unfettered idealism, but it's been the driving force of her life thus far. The $30,000 scholarship she received her last year in medical school has helped take her where her heart directed.

Philanthropy: Citizens of the world leave estate to UMMC

A couple who has lived in Saudi Arabia, Melbourne, Australia, Anchorage, Alaska, and calls New York and California home has picked the University of Mississippi Medical Center to be the beneficiary of their estate.

Research spotlight: Maximum Martin

Dr. Jim Martin waded into the quagmire of preeclampsia research against the advice of mentors who saw the disease as a dead-end for a bright young investigator. But the professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of maternal-fetal medicine at UMMC has stubbornly persisted in understanding the illness that claimed two of his patients early in his career.

Class Notes

Let your classmates know what you've been doing since graduation or the last class reunion. Be sure to include the name you used in school, the year you graduated, and if possible, a digital photo of yourself.