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CenterView: February 10, 2014

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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Benjamin Gandy
Benjamin Gandy

New clinic offers diagnosis, treatment options for memory loss

Benjamin Gandy’s children first suspected their father might be having issues related to dementia when he began to have difficulty finding the right words to finish sentences.

UMMC chef teams, judges prep for culinary extravaganza

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s homage to food and fun-raising, Taste of the U, will return for its 24th year with an extravaganza of creative, bite-sized food, wildly imaginative themes, live music and crazy costumes.

New facility at UMMC to offer lodging for cancer patients, caregivers

Mississippi’s first American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, planned for construction this year at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, will give cancer patients a cost-free place to stay during treatment.

Nightmarish past fuels Jackson Free Clinic creator’s missions

By the time Joyce Essien was 8, her wonderful life in Nigeria began to fall apart.

Ceremony welcomes new health-care facility into Medical Center family

During a noontime ceremony in Grenada, physicians, nurses, executives and leaders from the city, community, county, state and national levels braved cold temperatures to join in welcoming the area’s premier health-care facility into the University of Mississippi Medical Center family.

In memoriam: "Bo" Holloman

Dr. Garland Hamilton “Bo” Holloman Jr., professor of psychiatry, medical director of the psychiatry emergency service, assistant professor of emergency medicine and associate professor of neurology at UMMC, died Feb. 7 following a lengthy illness. He was 70.

SOD, vols help give kids smiles

Gennette Robinson, left, RDH at the Mississippi State Department of Health, and Tormeka Loftin, dental assistant in the School of Dentistry, provide a free dental cleaning to Akayla Bennett, 9, and her Johnson Elementary School classmates during a “Give Kids a Smile” event Feb. 7 at UMMC.

Red, heart health blanket Medical Center

Brandon Henderson of Jackson, a heart surgery patient, receives a blanket from members of his heart-care team, from left, Jenny Humphries, social worker, Katie Rattray, nurse practitioner, Dr. Alan Simeone, cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Robert Craig Long, transplant cardiologist, and Brennett Brown, transplant coordinator. nurse, Feb. 7 as part of the “National Wear Red Day” campaign to promote heart disease awareness. Henderson recently received an implant known as a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), a mechanical pump that helps a weakened heart pump blood throughout the body.