School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter
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.
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Eight students agreed to relate some of medical school’s defining moments for them. They are, back row, from left: Toi Spates, Madiha Ahmad and Bradley Deere; second row, from left, Allison Pace, Savannah Duckworth and Jennie Thomas; front row, from left, Will Fuller and Marla Chapman.
Medical school is a crucible. By the end of their first or second year, students have squeezed in more searing, emotional “firsts” than many people encounter in decades, if ever.
This is a story about potato chips, candy, a sock and a golf ball – and how they can make a kid into a scientist.
In the School of Medicine there’s a dean: Dr. James Keeton; and there’s a vice dean: Dr. LouAnn Woodward.
By the time Joyce Essien was 8, her wonderful life in Nigeria began to fall apart.
On those cold mornings in Dublin, her days began with the sound of the Volkswagen clearing its throat outside the drafty Irish duplex as her dad drove away to pursue a mystery called multiple sclerosis.
It could be a valuable coin collection, a vacation home in Florida or a retirement plan remembrance.
In the midst of the storm of the season, colleagues, friends and family braved the elements to stand by professor emeritus Dr. Paul Parker at the announcement of completed funding for the Paul H. Parker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology, a position meant to enhance research and clinical care in pediatric gastroenterology.
Dr. William B. Geissler and Dr. George V. Russell were awarded separate, endowed chairs named in honor of two legendary UMMC professors during a June 11 reception in Jackson.
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