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CenterView: November 25, 2013

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Dr. Grayson Norquist
Dr. Grayson Norquist

Psychiatry chair assumes leadership of outcomes research group

Presiding at his first meeting as Board of Governors chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Dr. Grayson Norquist quickly showed his aptitude for outcomes research.

AHA partnership promises more effective, personalized cardiovascular treatment

A coalition announced by the American Heart Association establishes formal research ties between the University of Mississippi and Boston University and their renowned population studies of cardiovascular disease, the Jackson and Framingham heart studies.

Shirley receives AAMC award for promoting health-care justice, availability

The highway wasn’t safe for Dr. Aaron Shirley, a physician and civil rights leader whose faith in coincidences had been shattered by many near-misses on the road.

New Orleans artists’ collection livens up Batson, Wiser hallway

The New Orleans-based Gitter Gallery recently donated a collection of American folk art to Batson Children’s Hospital.

Jackson Free Clinic incorporates dental hygiene into growing list of services

It was her first time volunteering at the Jackson Free Clinic, and senior dental hygiene student GeAnna Wilson soaked it all in.

Taste of the U sounds call for chefs

After the turkey and dressing, but between eggnog and king cake, there’s UMMC’s homage to food and fund-raising, Taste of the U. The 2014 Taste committee is calling for chef teams to sign up for the event, planned for Saturday, Feb. 22. Teams can call Melanie Lauderdale at 5-8319 or e-mail her at mlauderdale@umc.edu.

Insurance company donates to obesity research center

J. Dave Butler, left, Mississippi Aflac sales coordinator, Sarah Nelson, community volunteer, and Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs, quack up during the presentation of a $500,000 donation by the insurance company to the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research Nov. 22.