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CenterView: March 12, 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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National Weather Service tags Medical Center 'StormReady Community'

One need look no further than the Joplin, Mo. tornado of 2011 to understand the importance of a robust inclement weather warning system at a health-care institution.

UMMC nephrologists, MKF screening program raise kidney disease awareness

About 30 percent of people who come to the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center for kidney disease screenings are diagnosed with abnormalities.

Alumni event provides ideal setting for SON's military tribute

Associating health care with warfare might sound like an oxymoron, but in many ways the nursing profession was born in the midst of armed conflict. Since the American Revolution - if not earlier - nursing has developed hand-in-hand with military service.

Nightingale honors showcase UMMC's best nurses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center dominated the 2012 Nightingale Awards Gala, coming away with nine wins out of 13 nominations, including the awards for hospital of the year and nursing school of the year.

UMMC biochemist deploys 'weaponized curry' in battle against cancer

As newly recruited cancer researcher Dr. Radhika Pochampally outfits her tumor-fighting headquarters at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she'll unpack some leading-edge gear.

Batson Children's Hospital springs into March

Radio stations from Jackson and Meridian concluded their 11th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon March 4, raising $381.329 for Batson Children's Hospital.

Jackson Stations Y 101.7, US 96.3 and Mix 98.7 spent three days broadcasting live from the lobby of the Batson Children's Hospital, while Meridian stations 97 OKK, 105.7 the Beat, Kiss 104 and Q101 broadcasted from Meridian.

Third quarterly blood drive slated March 26-30

Mississippi Blood Services personnel will visit the Medical Center March 26-30 for the third of UMMC's quarterly blood drives in 2011-12. All donors will receive an MBS T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.

Legacy tribute honors original medical school class

Dr. Henry Laws, left, and Dr. Frank Schmidt, members of the School of Medicine's Class of 1954, reminisce while looking at an Ole Miss annual during the Legacy Medical Union luncheon at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union March 9.  The two were roommates while attending the two-year medical school in Oxford.