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CenterView: March 15, 2010

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Stacey Pickering, left, meets with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, associate vice chancellor for health affairs, and Dr. David Powe.
Stacey Pickering, left, meets with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, associate vice chancellor for health affairs, and Dr. David Powe.

UMMC receives perfect score from state auditor's office

Asset management at a major academic health science center is a challenging proposition at best. Not only must property officers keep track of a multitude of supplies commonly found in most office environments, but they also must monitor medical equipment in clinical areas - from huge MRI scanners to items no larger than a pen - many of which move with patients from room to room and floor to floor.

Government's recovery plan provides financial boost to discovery enterprise

Nearly $4.4 million in stimulus funds awarded to research programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will help physicians and scientists discover more about diseases Mississippians see most, including hypertension, heart disease, stroke and kidney diseases.

Living transplant donor, recipient share much more than kidney

To see Jackie Chatmon and Angelique Dykes together is to witness friendship as it should be - simple, poignant and, at times, downright hilarious.

UMMC's emergency management capabilities brought to bear in mass-casualty exercise

An earthquake ravages the American Midwest, dealing a crippling blow to the infrastructure of St. Louis, Mo.

State-of-the-art robotic surgery offers glimpse at UMMC's future

The recent launch of robotic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is expected to increase opportunities for learning, research and improved patient care.

Nobel laureate to give Nelson lecture

When Dr. Oliver Smithies takes the podium for the Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Research Lecture on April 1, the audience members can expect a knock-out talk.

Space survey begins March 15

Beginning Monday, March 15, surveyors will be conducting an inventory of 1.7 million-plus square feet of the Medical Center's total 3.0 million square feet of space. The survey is a critical step in the development of the 35-year Transitional Master Facilities Plan.

Dentistry practice hosts open house

University Dentists staff members, from left, Lisa Acree, Reader Wright, Tracy Parker, Denise Blackwell, Locke Deford, dental hygienist Pam Parrish, Nidra Jones and Candice Kittrell, director of dental ambulatory operations, and Ashley Morris, health information management student, host an open house March 11 to promote the School of Dentistry's faculty practice. Visitors were treated to breakfast refreshments, goodie bags and door prizes.