For April Mann, new alumni director, UMMC feels more like home

For April Mann, new alumni director, UMMC feels more like home

Throughout her career in higher education, April Mann has sought jobs that keep her close to students.At UMMC, she found one that also keeps her closer to her loved ones.On Oct. 1, Mann took over as director of alumni affairs, replacing Geoffrey...

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Stories of Hope: Breast cancer patients share their journeys

Stories of Hope: Breast cancer patients share their journeys

Two women, two different breast cancers, two different journeys to survival.For Madison resident Monica Massey, the diagnosis came out of the blue. “I had no risk factors. I didn’t smoke and I didn’t drink. I wasn’t overweight.”Not so for Chicago...

Ebola at UMMC: risk low, readiness high

Ebola at UMMC: risk low, readiness high

UMMC’s Ebola response plan sharply focuses on protection of patients and employees while preserving the Medical Center’s ability to continue functioning as the state’s leading provider of tertiary and quaternary care should a case turn up in...

New 'ears' for hearing-impaired son give Brandon family a jump-start

New 'ears' for hearing-impaired son give Brandon family a jump-start

Instead of soaking in the sweetness of her newborn son, Marlee Weir was praying he would suffer only hearing loss.That’s because sometime before birth, her son Reece became infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV). After a normal pregnancy, he was born...

Waist size tops BMI as obesity measure, experts say

Waist size tops BMI as obesity measure, experts say

One of the biggest health issues facing Mississippi and the nation is obesity, yet the way the problem is measured remains debated.While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has popularized the Body Mass Index, a formula using a person’s...


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Mass casualty drill helps sharpen disaster response skills

Mass casualty drill helps sharpen disaster response skills

The event staged by UMMC’s Mississippi Center for Emergency Services caps a three-day training course for professionals from fire protection services, law enforcement, disaster management, emergency medical services, public health, medical and nursing staff. It’s a component of the core curriculum of the Advanced Disaster Life Support training course provided by UMMC.

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School of Graduate Studies Research Day 2014

School of Graduate Studies Research Day 2014

At least 200 faculty and students in UMMC’s School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences learn what others do in their laboratories during annual Research Day. This year’s Oct. 24 event drove home the reality that some graduates will take an...


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For April Mann, UMMC holds an emotional, as well as a professional, pull. In her new position directing UMMC Alumni Affairs, the Birmingham native is living closer to family and friends, while serving the people she has cared most about in her career: students, past and present.

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