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CenterView: October 22, 2012

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. Francis Collins, NIH director
Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director

NIH director discusses nation’s scientific challenges, funding difficulties

A visit from Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, gave researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center a chance to show how they use tens of millions in yearly grant funding from his agency to help understand diseases, train students and improve human health.

Cast your ‘vote’ for ummcares campaign for the community November 5-16

It’s that time again. Time to choose your favorite candidate for the national election and time to choose your favorite charities for the annual UMMCares campaign.

40 years of home dialysis makes Forest woman ‘one of the longest surviving patients in the world’

The story of Martha Patrick’s disease is carved in the landscape of her rust-brown limbs – a ridged, flesh-and-blood geology resembling a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon at sunset.

UMMC archivists seek to preserve film collection of Hardy’s landmark surgeries

Dr. James D. Hardy, professor and chairman of surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 1955-87, used the technology of his day to document some of the most important surgeries in UMMC’s history.

OT students spend summer break at orphanage in Haiti

When Casey Stevens and a group of fellow occupational therapy students left for Haiti in August, they took with them three large suitcases stuffed with a hodgepodge of household things, like shelf liner, pipe insulation and leopard print duct tape.

Campaign teams MSU-Ole Miss together for BCH

Patients at Batson Children’s Hospital have one more reason to root for the Rebels and the Bulldogs. At each of the last three home football games at Mississippi State and Ole Miss, the universities will feature the state’s only children’s hospital in a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the hospital’s critical mission and needs.

Vice chancellor speaks at Alliance event

The Alliance is a social and charitable organization that raises funds through multiple yearly events including Taste of the U and spring and fall luncheons. Funds support UMMC patients, students, families, faculty and staff.