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CenterView: August 22, 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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From left, forth-year medical student Meagan Mahoney, Chief Surgery Resident Dr. Laura Vick, Dr. Thomas Helling, professor of surgery and division chief of general surgery, and third-year surgery resident Dr. Will Cauthen perform a recent procedure in an operating room.
From left, forth-year medical student Meagan Mahoney, Chief Surgery Resident Dr. Laura Vick, Dr. Thomas Helling, professor of surgery and division chief of general surgery, and third-year surgery resident Dr. Will Cauthen perform a recent procedure in an operating room.

UMMC study suggests ACGME's duty-hour guidelines curtail resident experience

Restrictions on the number of hours medical residents can work have left surgery trainees participating in fewer procedures and getting less experience in key roles, according to a study at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

HRSA grant to fund B.S.N.-to-D.N.P. program in the School of Nursing

A $1 million grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration will pave the way for the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center to recruit and train nursing students to become community-based nurse leaders with advanced-practice degrees.

MDE project delivers primary, oral health services to Delta schoolchildren

School-aged children in the Mississippi Delta are battling many of the same health problems as those in the Jackson area. But because they are located in one of the poorest regions of the country with few physicians to go around, kids in the Delta have less access to the care they need.

Consolidated stops, dedicated routes, additional shelters part of improved shuttle service

Many University of Mississippi Medical Center employees and students who park at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium say just getting to the main campus every morning is half the day's battle. Getting to their cars in the evening represents the other half.

UMMC's newest division leader seeks to launch liver, pediatric abdominal programs

Dr. Chris Anderson, who specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants, joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Aug. 1 with clear plans to offer Mississippians liver transplants within a year.

Jackson Heart Study: Socioeconomic Influences on Diabetes

Lower socioeconomic status contributes to diabetes prevalence in African-Americans, a new paper from the Jackson Heart Study found, but researchers noted differences in men and women's awareness, treatment and control of the disease.

Faculty receive chairs at fall meeting

UMMC faculty with 20 years of service to the Medical Center received chairs during the Fall Faculty Meeting Aug. 19 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.