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CenterView: October 10, 2011

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. Donna Sullivan with Baiiey Magnet senior Darius Dortch and St. Andrew's senior Jessica Lee
Dr. Donna Sullivan with Baiiey Magnet senior Darius Dortch and St. Andrew's senior Jessica Lee

Pilot mentoring program encourages cultural interest in health care

At first glance, it might not appear that Bailey Magnet High School, an inner-city public school, has much in common with the privately funded St. Andrew's Episcopal School. But while students from each Jackson school may come from different backgrounds, both share an emphasis on science education.

Iyer passionate about keeping sickle cell patients healthy, happy

Humble to a fault and reluctant to speak about herself, Dr. Rathi Iyer does not think her accomplishments warrant any honors. But she relishes the chance to talk about what she considers a largely underserved population in Mississippi.

Burgeoning emergency room rolls spark belated adult ED construction projects

The recent start of the Adult Emergency Department's renovation marks the beginning of some growing pains for the faculty and staff and the end of clinical space that no longer fulfills the needs of the busiest emergency rooms in the state.

Initial Get Healthy participants achieve remarkable lifestyle changes in just 12 weeks

When Milton Lewis hit the Courthouse gym door on Lakeland Drive for the first time three months ago, he weighed 438 pounds and couldn't do one pushup.

Celebration to build awareness of pastoral care services at UMMC

Comforting health-care workers struggling with the loss of a coworker. Encouraging patients coming to grips with an unwelcome diagnosis. Sharing a prayer with family members coping with a loved one's health challenges.

In Memoriam: Jack Gordy

Jack Gordy, former associate dean and twice an interim dean in the School of Health Related Professions, died Sept. 26. He was 69.

Recognizing research excellence

Four bronze, five silver and five gold medals were awarded to UMMC faculty for achievements in research during a ceremony and reception Sept. 29 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.