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CenterView: January 27, 2014

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. Kristi Henderson explains the teleconferencing system to Gov. Phil Bryant.
Dr. Kristi Henderson explains the teleconferencing system to Gov. Phil Bryant.

Telehealth network engages diabetes patients where they live

A decade ago, the University of Mississippi Medical Center began its first experiment in remote patient monitoring with the TelEmergency pilot project, launched in October 2003.

Orthopedist’s ‘brainchildren’ help patients recover active lifestyles

Often, it starts with a simple sketch crawling spontaneously out of Dr. William Geissler’s imagination and across a scrap of paper.

Renovated RML area, SHRP classroom herald educational environment’s future

In one corner of a room in the Rowland Medical Library that easily could be mistaken for a lounge area, a group of students, ear buds firmly in place, engages in an animated discussion in front of a large flat-screen monitor while another group, huddled in a semicircle around their respective laptops, shares assignments.

With ‘hub and spokes’ consortium, UMMC trains medical physicist residents

When Alex Nguyen shook hands, gave a brief talk and received his framed certificate for the Medical Physics Residency Training Program in mid-January, he became the second graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s young program.
He also helped propel a training model that’s gaining national attention.

Children’s Collaborative advances pediatric specialty assistance

A new combined effort between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi Children’s Home Services aims to make behavioral health care more accessible to the children and families of Mississippi.

Paving the way for transplant history

Fifty years ago last week, Dr. James Hardy and a surgical team at UMMC performed a first: transplanting a chimpanzee heart into a human - Boyd Rush, a retired upholsterer in Hattiesburg. Though controversial, the operation on Jan. 23, 1964 proved the concept and technology, which led to the world’s first human-to-human transplant on Dec. 3, 1967, in South Africa.

Chefs, teams prepare for Taste of U 2014

Taste of the U 2014, the Medical Center’s extravaganza of food, theme music and costumes, is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Offices are encouraged to put together a team, pick a theme and a taste-portion menu, and sign up for the event - or simply help out as a volunteer.