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CenterView: December 13, 2010

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UMMC researchers participate in historic survey of children

In keeping with all the promise and potential that a new year brings, recruiting in Hinds County for the National Children's Study, the largest long-term pediatric population study in U.S. history, will start in January.

SON initiative funnels RNs into advanced degree programs

Nursing students at Hinds Community College now have a springboard to launch them toward a master's degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, thanks to a new grant-funded program in the School of Nursing.

UMMC geneticists strive to solve medical mysteries

By the time parents see Dr. Omar Abdul-Rahman, they know something is wrong with their child. They just don't know exactly what it is. It's like pieces of a giant puzzle have been laid on a table but they can't put them together. That's when Abdul-Rahman, associate professor of pediatrics, and other members of the genetic medicine team step in to provide a diagnosis that completes the picture.

UMMC celebrates the holidays

Dr. David Dzielak, director of strategic research alliances, uses a "Naughty or Nice" detector on Treasure White, a first-grader at Davis Magnet School in Jackson, during the annual Santa Institute press conference Dec. 3. Dzielak and other members of the Santa Institute team, including Dr. Andrew W. Grady, director of animal laboratory facilities, and Dr. Rebecca Waterer, associate professor of medicine, explained to Davis Magnet students Santa Claus' method of sliding down chimneys, his reindeers' propensity for flight and the proper dietary habits necessary for him to maintain a torrid Christmas Eve pace.