Statement from Dr. James E. Keeton, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine on the passing of Dr. Aaron Shirley:
I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Dr. Aaron Shirley.
Aaron was a very wise and caring man who could have gone anywhere and done anything with his talents. But he chose to stay in Mississippi and work to improve the health of its people, and his life of service was a testament to that.
His impact on the medical community was immense. I was in residency at UMMC when he became the first African-American learner here. He later served Jackson and the state as a pediatrician for more than 40 years and co-founded the Jackson Medical Mall.
Even in retirement, Aaron continued to be a friend to UMMC and a champion for the elimination of health disparities across Mississippi.
He will be missed.
Nov 26, 2014
November is National #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth. Mississippi men suffer some of the nation’s highest rates of prostate cancer, a disease that can be detected and treated effectively. First and second year students in UMMC's School of Medicine partake in "no-shave November", or "Movember," to raise awareness and research funds for prostate cancer. An awards program happens at the end of the month to show off some of the 'staches that have accumulated over the month. Categories include Super Creepy Rob Lowe Award, Best Ron Swanson, Hipster Award, Daniel Day-Lewis Milkshake Mustache Award and the over-all award, Mr. Movember.
Nov 26, 2014
The MiracleHome will be given away on Dec. 6. Have you gotten your tickets yet?
Only 6,000 tickets will be sold and someone will win the new home built at The Enclave in Ridgeland.
Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.
Nov 25, 2014