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CenterView: December 16, 2013

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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Paul Davis, left, and Dr. Mark Earl
Paul Davis, left, and Dr. Mark Earl

Pancreas recipient plans to discard insulin, terminate dialysis

The red tattooed medical star emblazoned with the word “DIABETIC” on the back of Paul Davis’ left hand indicates he’s no ordinary guy.

Katrina-ravaged hospital focus of Common Reading Project

At major medical centers like the University of Mississippi Medical Center, there are disasters – bus wrecks, tornadoes, plant explosions and the like – that test the preparedness and grit of these institutions and their staffs.

Family ties help guide Arnold to UMMC’s chief of staff post

In Rochester, Minn., where Dr. Peter Arnold grew up, you could hardly shake a tree without a surgeon falling out.

Integrative medicine specialist recommends holistic approach to New Year

The time has come to begin thinking about what goals to set for 2014, and no doubt everyone is familiar with the disappointment of a fizzled-out New Year’s resolution.

Microglia’s dual role: policeman, electrician

New findings in often overlooked brain cells called microglia could lead to better understanding of – and possibly treatments for – neurological disorders, including autism, ALS, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Rural scholarships aim to boost dental care in underserved areas

First-year dentistry student Kyle Neely already had been thinking about opening a private practice one day in his “old stomping grounds” of Star, but the prospect of student loans was a major cause for concern.

UMMC celebrates the holidays

Various events around the UMMC Campus displaying our Holiday Spirit.