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CenterView: May 14, 2012

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Clinic patient Timothy McInnis, left, with Brittany Simpson, M1, and Jian Chen, SOM and graduate studies student
Clinic patient Timothy McInnis, left, with Brittany Simpson, M1, and Jian Chen, SOM and graduate studies student

Jackson Free Clinic expansion ‘First Choice’ of UMMC schools, HMA

Three major contributions and numerous private donations to a fundraising campaign for the Jackson Free Clinic will pay for a construction project to double the size of the student-run indigent-care facility, allowing room for more patients and the addition of new health-care services.

The clinic’s estimated $300,000 expansion and renovation project, scheduled to start in June, will take two-to-three months. The work will increase the usable square footage to 5,152 and provide space for dental, occupational and physical therapy services.

Recognizing symptoms, immediately notifying EMS vital to minimizing CVA damage

Suspect a stroke? Call 911 immediately.

This simple message has been the focus of aggressive community outreach efforts by University Comprehensive Stroke Center staff for the last three years.

Master Makeover: Large gain, a little pain in store from campus improvements

New building and roadway construction on the north side of the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus during the next several months will signal that the institution’s master facilities plan has hit its stride.

DIS staff make final preparations for largest systems implementation in UMMC’s history

Division of Information Systems staff like to refer to a quote from an article published by a British newspaper before the dawn of the Victorian Era whenever they detect the slightest hint of concern about the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s upcoming launch of Epic.

Conference explores environmental, clinical, biological aspects of malignant health disparities

A two-day cancer-fighting conference at the UMMC Cancer Institute brought together scientists and physicians from nine Southeastern centers to improve cancer research.

Celebrating Honors Day (Photo Section)

Schools of Graduate Studies, Health-Related Professions, Medicine and Nursing celebrate Honors Day 2012.