John Howard and Ian Mallett, both 2nd-year medical students, are excited to one day be able to save lives and care for people -- so much so they couldn't wait until they were M.D.'s.
Both donated a part of themselves to help save the lives of strangers through the national Be The Match program that matches bone marrow and stem cell donations to patients.
"It's a responsibility people have," Mallett said. "This is an opportunity to save a life and you don't have to do anything special."
Apr 21, 2015
Dr. Kristi Henderson, chief telehealth and innovation officer at UMMC, is no stranger to speaking about UMMC Center for Telehealth on a national stage, including her recent foray as a featured speaker during the TEDxJackson forum last November.
On Tuesday, Henderson will go before the United States Senate's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet -- and subcommittee co-chairman Senator Roger Wicker -- at 9 a.m. central time to discuss the successes and challenges facing the implementation of telehealth in rural settings.
Apr 21, 2015
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.
Apr 19, 2015