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CenterView: September 22, 2014

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Flu policy promotes ‘national standard’ for patient safety

For some time, leaders at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have done everything they could to encourage UMMC faculty, staff and students to receive the annual influenza vaccinations.

UMMC faculty battle misconceptions; struggle to overcome elusive illness

Michael King, on his back in a hospital bed, tried to explain how he got there, speaking slowly and yawning frequently, struggling to pull the words out of the depths.

Celebrity chef honors health-care legacy, supports School of Nursing scholarships

While explaining what initially sparked their interest in the culinary arts, many celebrity chefs point to the gentle encouragement of a parent or relative who introduced them to the basics of cuisine.

UMMC’s ongoing building projects signal progressive campus future

Every morning, Dr. Richard Summers hears an unavoidable reminder of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s research future.

Error-prevention training empowers UMMC employees to put safety first

Everyone at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, from clerical staff to housekeepers to surgeons, plays a role in keeping his or her workplace safe and free of errors that can result in harm to patients.

Taste of the U celebrates its 25th – and final – anniversary

Dr. Fine Swine is about to retire.

The porcine mascot and trophy subject of the UMMC Alliance’s Taste of the U – the annual multi-themed culinary extravaganza that raises funds to fill the needs of Medical Center patients, families and facilities – will be ending on a tasty note.

Chancellor visits faculty; discusses institutional progress

Dr. Dan Jones, left, University of Mississippi chancellor, congratulates Dr. Tom Mosley, Guyton Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology and founding director of the MIND Center, for his 20 years of service to the Medical Center before the 2014 Fall Faculty Meeting Sept. 17 in the lower amphitheatre.