CenterView: May 16, 2011
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T.J. Brewer and mom Lisa
The term "TelEmergency" doesn't get much response from Lisa and James Brewer of Richton. Their son, T.J., was the victim of an accidental gunshot wound to the chest on New Year's Day 2008. His was the kind of injury most don't survive.
University of Mississippi Medical Center employees currently attending Lawson Integrated Network Connection (LINC) training sessions are reaching one undeniable conclusion: Once the new institution-wide electronic data system is implemented July 1, their work routines will never be the same again.
Dr. Lawrence Creswell, an avid triathlete, found a little serendipity while pursuing his hobby, which is leading to a unique service at the Medical Center.
For a man accustomed to motion, whether on the football field or in emergency medicine, transitioning from a respiratory therapist to academic life in the School of Health Related Professions was challenging for Dr. Javis Knott.
A kitchen that cooks a half-million eggs and 44 tons of chicken every year won't be replaced easily. But the UMMC kitchen and the food venues it serves are poised to get a $7.4 million makeover.
Dr. Bryan Cowan, 62, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UMMC and former chair of the Department of Ob-Gyn, died May 8 in his home after a long battle with cancer.
Maurine C. Twiss, the first public relations officer at UMMC, died May 8. She was 96.
Dr. Gary Reeves, left, dean of the School of Dentistry, and Audrey Spraberry Beasley present the Chris Sprayberry Award to third-year dental student Jon Flint during the school's honors day ceremony April 26. The $1,000 award is the first to be given from the Class of 1995 Endowment named for Chris Spraberry, a Gulfport dentist who died in 2009. The award is presented annually to a third-year student who demonstrates excellence in preclinical sciences. Audrey Spraberry Beasley is Chris' sister.