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CenterView: May 26, 2014

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Graduate Ricardo Lemus of Flowood is hooded by Wilhelmina O’Reilly, a professor in the School of Dentistry, during commencement on May 23 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. A record 846 students earned degrees in health and science professions.
Graduate Ricardo Lemus of Flowood is hooded by Wilhelmina O’Reilly, a professor in the School of Dentistry, during commencement on May 23 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. A record 846 students earned degrees in health and science professions.

Graduate total shatters previous mark

It was one more day for the record books at UMMC.

A total 846 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences received degrees during annual commencement ceremony May 23 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. That tops 2013’s 677, which bested the 2011 record total of 638.

Dr. Mark Santos

In receiving his Ph.D. in pathology, Dr. Mark Santos quickly credits his mentor for deepening his interest in science.  

Student Feature: Brennan Williams

Brennan Williams doesn’t mind being considered a minority in his chosen profession. In fact, he relishes it.

Student Feature: Kefei Duan

While pursuing the arts, Kefei Duan landed in computer science, but discovered her true calling in dentistry.

Student Feature: Drew Hayslett

Fierce winds and rain slammed into Jackson, shaking the house on Lyncrest Avenue, where Drew Hayslett huddled in the bathroom with his wife Kaytie and Harry, their 14-month-old son.

Student Feature: Iliane Miranda Fonseca

Iliane Miranda Fonseca knew as a child that a career in medicine would be her life’s passion, and that her brother would be the inspiration.

Dr. John Hall named SEC Professor of the Year

Dr. John Hall, a professor and administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the Southeastern Conference’s 2014 Professor of the Year in recognition of his excellence both in the classroom and as a topflight obesity and cardiovascular researcher.

Regions Bank recognizes UMMC neuroscientist with second annual TEACH prize

At nearly any point in the year, Dr. Ian Paul, School of Medicine professor of psychiatry and human behavior, can be found working with students.

Commencement 2014 Photos

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