Health-care company invests in Jackson to fight HIV epidemic

Health-care company invests in Jackson to fight HIV epidemic

A four-year, $10 million investment from a global company focused on HIV will flow into Jackson and Baltimore, Maryland to fight the epidemic facing black men who are gay or bisexual. Officials with the Center for HIV/AIDS Research Education and...

Hospital expansion will 'transform' health care for Mississippi's children

Hospital expansion will 'transform' health care for Mississippi's children

Children's of Mississippi is planning a building project that includes extensive renovations to Batson Children's Hospital and  an expansive new facility next door."This will be a transformational project for pediatric health care in Mississippi,"...

Planned Jackson technology center to include new home for UMMC telehealth

Planned Jackson technology center to include new home for UMMC telehealth

A Baton Rouge, La.-based data company set its sights on Jackson and announced on Tuesday  it will build a technology center that, in part, will house one of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's fastest growing services - telehealth.UMMC...

Brunson tapped for IHL diversity educator award

Brunson tapped for IHL diversity educator award

Dr. Claude Brunson, a long-time University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty member, advisor to the Vice Chancellor and the first African American to head the state medical association, received the 2015 Diversity Educator of the Year award...

Patient falls: First predict, then prevent

Patient falls: First predict, then prevent

Patients on registered nurse Flora Green's floor have something to look at when they're lying in bed: A sign on the ceiling that tells them not to get up without asking for help, because they could fall. They may have an alarm on their bed that...


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Planned technology center to include new home for UMMC telehealth operations

Planned technology center to include new home for UMMC telehealth operations

Averaging 8,000 consultations each month, UMMC’s telehealth is a growing program needing more room to continue its mission. Enter Venyu Solutions, a Baton Rouge-based company building a tech center – and a new building for telehealth – at the site of the former McRae’s in Fondren. The center has been touted by Gov. Phil Bryant and Mayor Tony Yarber as a win for Jackson and a major plus for Mississippi.

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Photos: Second-years no longer cutting their teeth

Photos: Second-years no longer cutting their teeth

It’s a rite of passage for second-year students in the UMMC School of Dentistry. In the spring, they are presented with a white coat during a ceremony sponsored by the American College of Dentists and the School of Dentistry. The coating ceremony...


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Drama. As if students don’t cope with enough drama outside of class already, many have to deal with it during class in UMMC's Standardized Patient program. But it’s drama with a clear benefit: It gives them a chance to hone their clinical and communication skills by observing and identifying fake illnesses. As for the “patient actors,” they advance the cause of health education, while getting to scratch their acting itch.

State and city leaders joined Baton Rouge-based Venyu Solutions late February to officially break ground on a technology center to be built by the company on the area that includes the former McRae's on Meadowbrook Rd. The UMMC Center for Telehealth will lease a new building on the site that will become its base of operations. For more about this development and what it means to Mississippi and Jackson, click this link: http://bit.ly/1wlP6s7

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