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* New clinical trial tests efficacy of stem-cell therapy for stroke

* Retirees recall experiences of a lifetime during 40-plus years at UMMC

* New SOD lab represents technological leap into "digital dentistry"


Laundry manager lands customer kudos

Robert Gilder, manager of laundry operations in Laundry and Linen Services, receives a Customer Service Award from Charlean Grayer, patient affairs facilitator, during the monthly UHHS Leadership Meeting June 21 in the Classroom Wing. Gilder was recognized for helping recover and return money to a patient’s family. The cash had been stowed underneath a pediatric patient’s pillow and later misplaced among used laundry items sent to Laundry and Linen Services.  

Radiology faculty welcome Weiss

WeissDr. Kenneth L. Weiss has joined the Medical Center faculty as professor of radiology, director of neuro-imaging research and director of neuro-imaging and biomarkers for the MIND Center.

After receiving the B.A. in general studies cum laude from Harvard College in 1977, Weiss earned the MD at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in 1981. He did a flexible internship at the University of Michigan affiliate Saint Joseph Hospital from 1981-82, a diagnostic radiology residency at Stanford University Medical Center from 1982-85, an MRI and neuroradiology fellowship at Ohio State University Hospitals from 1985-86 and a second-year fellowship as a neuroradiology instructor at the Medical College of Georgia from 1994-95.

Weiss joined the faculty of the Boston University Medical Center as an assistant professor of radiology and clinical director of MRI in 1986 before moving to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., where he served as a staff radiologist from 1987-88. He served as an assistant professor of radiology and neurology and director of MRI at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1988-91, then joined Central MRI in Linwood, N.J., as director of MRI from 1991-94.

He served as an assistant professor of radiology and neurology at the Medical College of Georgia from 1995-97 and again as an assistant professor of radiology and neurology at the University of Michigan Medical Center from 1997-2001. Since 2001, he has been at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, initially serving as associate professor of radiology, psychiatry and BME and associate director for the Center for Imaging Research before being promoted to professor of radiology and director of neuro-MRI in 2009.

An active member of several professional organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the American Society of Neuroradiology, Weiss has given numerous invited presentations nationally and internationally. The coauthor of more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters, he numbers more than 70 scientific presentations and abstracts. He also holds multiple U.S. patents and copyrights.

His research interests include rapid automated neuroaxis MRI screening, DT-fMRI, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cognition and dementia.


Allman to present Hearin Lecture

Allman_RichardDr. Richard Allman, Parrish Endowed Professor of Medicine, director of Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, director of the Education and Clinical Center for Aging and the Division of Gerontology Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present the Robert M. Hearin Distinguished Lecture, "The UAB Study of Aging: Lessons Learned from Interdisciplinary Research," from noon-12:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, in room R354 (upper amphitheatre).

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Research and the Collaboration for Research in Communicable Diseases.

For more information, e-mail Margie West at mwest@umc.edu.


MA to host Independence Day celebration

independance dayThe Division of Multicultural Affairs will host an "Independence Day Celebration" at noon on Friday, June 29, in the University Hospital atrium.

Multicultural Affairs staff will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the UMMC Choir will sing the Star Spangled Banner. All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited.

For more information, call Kimberly Tucker or Christopher Taylor at 4-1340.


Bryant to lead 5k run to benefit Batson CH

Gov_BryantMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will host the first "Gov. Phil Bryant's 5K Run for Health" at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, beginning at the Governor's Mansion on Capitol Street in downtown Jackson.

The event will include a 5K run and a one-mile fun run for children. All proceeds will benefit the Batson Children's Hospital.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.governorbryant.com/5k/.


UMMC staff receive service recognition

The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries this week:

30 Years

* Dr. James Fitchie, professor of care planning and restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry

25 Years

* Annette Jones, chief dental assistant in Endodontics

* Dr. Bonnie Woodall, associate professor of pediatrics

20 Years

* Dr. Charles Moore, professor of medicine

* Dr. Michael Palmer, assistant professor of ophthalmology

* Dr. Mary Smith, assistant professor of pediatric hematology/oncology

* Rebecca Weber, associate director of rehabilitation services

15 Years

* Dr. Alp Baran, associate professor of psychiatry 

* Emily Clark, nurse in the Batson Children’s Hospital Newborn ICU

* Dr. Honey East, house officer in medicine

* Dr. Makram Ebeid, professor of pediatric cardiology

* Dejunia Giles, physician scheduler for University Physicians

* Brenda Guidry, inpatient nurse in the Surgical ICU

* Tanya Henry, supervisor in the Accounting Department

* Elizabeth Hood, specialist in the Pharmacy Care Clinic

* Danny Martin, CT technologist in University Hospital CT

* Cynthia Pulliam, instructor in orthopedic surgery

* Dr. Jimmy Stewart, associate professor of medicine

* Dr. Edwin Swiatlo, professor of medicine

* Deloris White, LPN on 3 North

10 Years

* Dr. Frank Bonvillain, assistant professor of anesthesiology

* Tim Carter, ambulatory nurse in Anesthesia

* Stacy Franklin, nurse in the Batson Children’s Hospital Newborn ICU

* Scott Poag, perfusionist in the Batson Children’s Hospital Surgical Suite

* Dr. Amber Shiflett, assistant professor of ob-gyn

* Heather Thompson, administrative assistant in neurology

* Dr. Michael Winniford, professor of medicine

5 Years

* Dr. Linda Allee, house officer in hematology

* Katherine Artman, pharmacist in the Pharmacy

* Dr. Austin Barrett, house officer in orthopedic surgery

* Dr. Christopher Bean, house officer in surgery

* Tiffany Burchfield, occupational therapist in Occupational Therapy

* Dr. Jenna Carpenter, house officer in pulmonology

* Dr. Ryan Case, house officer in otolaryngology and communicative science

* Janie Criddle, ambulatory nurse in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

* Dr. Marie Darby, house officer in obstetrics and gynecology

* Dr. Erica Dillon, house officer in medicine

* Dr. Nicholas Fayard, house officer in surgery

* Dr. Sarah French, house officer in endocrinology

* Dr. Joseph Gatlin, house officer in radiology

* Judy Gregory, business operations manager in Surgery

* Dr. Alan Grimm, house officer in otolaryngology and communicative science

* Tamika Gross, secretary in the Bone Marrow Unit

* Dr. James Haltom, affiliate faculty in Pediatric Pulmonology

* Dr. James Hamilton, house officer in cardiology

* Felecia Hayes, LPN for University Physicians

* Elizabeth Herrington, house officer in hematology

* Jen Hospodor, assistant director of community affairs in Public Affairs

* Dr. Richard Iverson, house officer in pathology

* Dr. Allison Johnson, house officer in surgery

* Dr. Dannette Johnson, assistant professor of medicine

* Dr. Roy Kellum, house officer in orthopedic surgery

* Dr. Deepak Khemka, house officer in psychiatry

* Cedric Lacey, food service aide in Food and Nutrition Services

* Katina Lang, social worker in the School of Medicine

* Richard Langley, plumber in Building Maintenance

* Dr. Justin Manley, house officer in surgery

* Dr. Elizabeth May, assistant professor of pediatrics

* Dr. Charles McCollum, house officer in pulmonology

* Dr. Timothy McCowan, professor of radiology

* Dr. Jeffrey McCrary, house officer in digestive diseases

* Debbie McGlaun, inpatient nurse on 4 South

* Angela Morey, assistant professor of health information management

* Mary Morton, associate professor of health information management

* Dr. Byron Norris, house officer in otolaryngology and communicative science

* Dr. Mitchell Ogles, house officer in surgery

* Dr. Jeffrey Orledge, assistant professor of emergency medicine

* Dr. Ludwig Orozco-Castillo, house officer in neurosurgery

* Dr. Elizabeth Paine, house officer in digestive diseases

* Dr. John Porter, professor of trauma/critical care surgery

* Dr. Kenneth Powell, house officer in orthopedic surgery

* Robin Randall, inpatient nurse on 4 South

* Dr. Russell Reed, house officer in cardiology

* Dr. Luminita Rezeanu, assistant professor of pathology

* Dr. Amritpal Sandhu, assistant professor of medicine

* Dr. Manjula Sathish, house officer in psychiatry

* Skye Stoker, nurse manager in the Batson Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

* Dr. Chad Vanasselberg, house officer in pulmonology

* Dr. Chelle Wilhelm, house officer in pulmonology   



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