CSI: UMMC - Toxicologists ID'ing over-spiced drug compounds

CSI: UMMC - Toxicologists ID'ing over-spiced drug compounds

As the state struggles to get a grip on residents sickened by synthetic drugs often called "spice," officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are doing more than treating some of these patients - they're helping identify the...

Study finds gene affecting thinking skills

Study finds gene affecting thinking skills

An international team of researchers, including investigators from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), has identified a gene that underlies healthy information processing — a first step on a complicated road to understand cognitive...

No falling down on the job: Patient care team garners safety award

No falling down on the job: Patient care team garners safety award

When a patient hits his buzzer on University Hospital's 5 North, a staff member dedicated to answering calls for help bustles to his bedside. It's just one facet of a program instituted in September 2014 by 5 North nurse manager Cissy Bailey as she...

Health-care innovator Joyce Caracci squeezes most from life, careers

Health-care innovator Joyce Caracci squeezes most from life, careers

Joyce Caracci spent much of her career watching people who were near death or trying to avoid it. If her work in hospitals and hospice left her with no illusions about dying, it also inspired in her a joy of living. At 82, the self-described...

The day the residents resigned still resonates at Medical Center

The day the residents resigned still resonates at Medical Center

LETTER OF RESIGNATION TO DR. NORMAN C. NELSON, VICE CHANCELLOR FOR HEALTH AFFAIRSJuly 7, 1976"… for reasons that we are prepared to detail and document we are convinced that the quality of orthopedic education which we seek to attain is not...


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The most high-tech egg hunt ever

The most high-tech egg hunt ever

Members of the local FBI Citizens Academy brought some sophisticated equipment to help Batson Children’s Hospital patients hunt Easter Eggs last week. Patients tried on FBI gear, checked out a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle and found eggs using the group’s high-tech bomb and suspect-finding gadgets.

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Photos: Zippity Doo Dah Weekend

Photos: Zippity Doo Dah Weekend

Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah Weekend officially kicked off at Batson Children’s Hospital Friday night with the arrival of the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales and a specially equipped van for the hospital’s palliative care patients. The fun...


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Joyce Caracci, pictured below holding a photo taken on January 1, 1964 during the world's first heart transplant, performed by UMMC's Dr. James Hardy, was a suture nurse in the operating room on that historic night. So was her colleague and dear friend Ruby Wilson, pictured below right with Caracci. Caracci devoted her life to the care of others, including founding what would become Mississippi's largest home health-care provider, Sta-Home, and many inventions that make life better for patients and easier for their caregivers.

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1, 2, 3, Go!! To celebrate #DonateLife Month, transplant recipients and family members of donors who gave the Gift of Life released balloons during an annual picnic given in their honor. Donate Life Mississippi

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While looking into patient falls data, nurse manager Cissy Bailey recognized a pattern. So, she did something about it. The program she developed is getting national attention and recently helped UMMC to be named one of two recipients of the National Patient Safety Foundation's Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award, along with Northshore LIJ Medical Center.

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Researchers, including @TheMINDCenter, identify gene affecting thinking skills. May help understand #Alzheimers. bit.ly/1NRCII9

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Construction on the new School of Medicine building is underway. Pic 1 is the now, pic 2 is the future. #AHealthierMS

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1, 2, 3, Go!! To celebrate #DonateLife Month, transplant recipients and family members of donors who… instagram.com/p/1lcePusfNQ/

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Chuck Stinson from Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency kicks off the inaugural Legacy Lap picnic. This… instagram.com/p/1lXEfzsfDV/

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Venue change: Today's on-campus Legacy Lap hosted by Miss. Organ Recovery Agency has been moved to the Student Union.

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