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CenterView: July 18, 2011

CenterView is published every other week, and is the internal publication of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Content features news of interest for and about Medical Center faculty, staff, and students. Content may be reprinted with appropriate credit.

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A spectrum of women will benefit from new services.
A spectrum of women will benefit from new services.

Ob-Gyn services: not just for expectant mothers anymore

Physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provide health care across the spectrum of a woman's life - from adolescence to senior adulthood - yet many people associate ob-gyn services "with the care of an expectant mother."

Unique jaw-extension procedure resolves local toddler's obstructed airway

Tamika Winters of Brandon still wakes up at night to make sure her daughter hasn't quit breathing. For months now, 2-year-old Taylor Brown has been sleeping peacefully. But earlier this year, the toddler's retruded lower jaw - the result of a rare neonatal infection - was causing sleep apnea so severe her airway would frequently become obstructed. 

Redesigning Rowland

Visitors to the third floor of the Rowland Medical Library at theUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center can be forgiven if they seem confused for a moment.

Third pediatrics chair looks to expand research, foster community support

Dr. Frederick "Rick" Barr, the newly appointed Suzan B. Thames Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, openly admits that a chairmanship was still a few years away in his timeline. But he believes when the right opportunity comes along, you have to grab it. So he did.

Reckelhoff, Women's Health Research Center uncover sex-based health disparities

Ask Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, professor of physiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, why a drug as ubiquitous as aspirin helps prevent heart attacks in men but not in women, or why oxidative stress increases blood pressure in males but not necessarily in females, and she can dive into scientific detail on the latest studies edging toward answers.

UMMC, UM to offer new master's program

The School of Health Related Professions and the School of Business at the University of Mississippi are combining health-care expertise and business acumen to offer the state's first online master of health-care administration (MHCA) degree. The program will begin this fall.

In Memoriam: Rose McKellar

Rose McKellar, one of the major nursing figures in the history of University Hospital, died July 13. She was 74.

Derrick, goin' for it

Forty UMMC employees have embarked on a quest to get healthy and lose weight, thanks to a special offer made possible by the Lexington Foundation. These participants, who have met certain requirements, last week began a 90-day exercise regimen at Northeast and Lakeland Courthouse locations which includes two training sessions per week with a personal trainer.

Stadium parking lots to close for repaving

On Monday, July 25, the first of two parking lots at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium will close for repaving. The first phase will include the lot located behind Backyard Burgers and McGee Oil Change. Repaving of this lot is expected to take approximately five weeks, weather permitting. Immediately after this phase is completed, the second phase will begin. The second phase will include the lot across from the Health Department. This lot will take approximately 30 days to repave, weather permitting. All shuttle service will be redirected to the new overflow lot until phase 1 is completed. Electronic signs were posted Monday, July 18, to notify the Medical Center community about the pending closures. For more information, call the Parking and Transportation Department at 4-1405.