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CenterView: April 29, 2013

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Jennifer Kennedy
Jennifer Kennedy

PT’s ‘secret weapon’ helps inspire patients

Not so long ago when she was a cheerleader in college, Jennifer Kennedy performed a no-handed back flip during the halftime routine of a basketball game and broke her prosthetic leg.

New initiative brings nurses, patients, families in on treatment discussions

Michelle Palokas, inpatient clinical director at Batson Children’s Hospital, recalls going into a patient’s room as a staff nurse and being stumped when the patient’s family asked when the patient’s MRI was scheduled.

UMMC caregivers acknowledge religion’s restorative role for patients, families

When Julie Evers Crump was about five months’ pregnant, a physician solemnly ushered her into a private room with two chairs and a box of Kleenex.

Gordon’s contributions to benefit CHPE long after her retirement

Perched on the eve of retirement, Ann Gordon is excited about her department’s future.

Study helps ob-gyns differentiate BMI thresholds for at-risk mothers-to-be

The growing obesity crisis means pregnant mothers will more often run up against increasingly severe complications, leaving doctors, especially in rural areas, to transfer women to tertiary-care centers like the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Pediatrician named to 2013 TIME 100

TIME magazine has named HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, associate professor of pediatrics, to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, the 2013 TIME 100. Gay is the first UMMC faculty member to make the list.