Diabetic no more: Patient gets state's first isolated pancreas transplant

Diabetic no more: Patient gets state's first isolated pancreas transplant

Ask brittle diabetic Nancy Smith why she opted for a pancreas transplant, a rare procedure not without risk or potentially devastating complications, and she’ll tell you about her heart.

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Congressional Briefing Highlights Role of AMC's

Oct 14, 2014
Association of American Medical Colleges

When you're put in hospital isolation

Sep 30, 2014
U.S. News and World Report

UMMC, Mayo Clinic collaborate to help patients

Oct 5, 2014
The Clarion-Ledger
Despite cutbacks, discovery enterprise nearly doubles last year’s funding

Despite cutbacks, discovery enterprise nearly doubles last year’s funding

During one of the most competitive times to access funding from one of the nation’s largest research sponsors, the University of Mississippi Medical Center has received more awards and more money than the previous year.

UMMC's ACT Center helps patients kick tobacco, make homes smoke-free

UMMC's ACT Center helps patients kick tobacco, make homes smoke-free

Jackson resident Veronica Lane started smoking when she was 12, and it took the better part of 40 years for her to get tobacco out of her life for good.

Mayo Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center expand relationship with formal collaboration agreement

Mayo Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center expand relationship with formal collaboration agreement

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) announced today that they have signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, other medical research and education. The...

Run for the Ribbons raises awareness of gynecologic cancers

Run for the Ribbons raises awareness of gynecologic cancers

JACKSON, Miss. – Brandon resident Debbie Gamblin had surgery a year ago in her quest to beat uterine cancer, the most common of all gynecologic malignancies.


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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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AirCare photos by Miss. Development Authority

AirCare photos by Miss. Development Authority

A photographer from the Mississippi Development Authority visited the UMMC campus September 2014 to get shots that could potentially be used in state- and nation-wide advertising for the State of Mississippi.These are shots from the morning the...


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Gov. Phil Bryant, center, listens as Mississippi's First Lady Deborah Bryant, left, reads to Niyah Miller of Jackson, who holds her two-day-old daughter, at UMMC's Wiser Hospital for Women and Children on Thursday, Oct. 16. Mrs. Bryant visited several new moms and presented them with the new "Love.Read.Learn" Baby Journal she helped unveil through the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The book will be distributed to new parents for free at hospitals throughout the state as a way to encourage them to read to their kids at an early age.

Research funding at UMMC on the rise, bucking national trend. FY 2014 - $52,185,653 in research funding (127 awards) FY 2013 - $28,488,789 in research funding (119 awards)

Brandon Boyd, UMMC pharmacy tech, receives his #flu shot from 3rd year University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student Ellison Brown. For the first time, all UMMC employees and students are required to get the flu vaccine. Dr. Rathel “Skip” Nolan, professor and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, said the new policy is important to the health of our patients. “We recognize we have a moral obligation to protect the patients with whom we have been entrusted,” Nolan said. “Making this policy mandatory is just good common sense.”

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RT @UMMC_ASB: UMMC students and a physician helping out at JSU's Breast Cancer Awareness Event today! @UMMCnews

1st Lady Deborah Bryant and @PhilBryantMS present Niyah Miller with "Love.Read.Learn!" Baby Journal. @BarbaraBushFdt

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