Black physicians’ struggle: They ‘risked life and limb’

Black physicians’ struggle: They ‘risked life and limb’

The stories of nine African-American physicians who helped mend Mississippi’s ruptured society appear in the November issue of the American Journal of Medicine.UMMC’s Dr. Richard deShazo, Dr. Robert Smith and Leigh Skipworth, program administrator...

Cancer patients, families get new Hope

Cancer patients, families get new Hope

Too often, cancer patients and their families facing travel for treatment and doctors’ appointments forfeit access to quality medical care because they can’t afford a hotel room.That should change soon in the Jackson area when the American Cancer...

Dr. Hayden Perkins: ‘He’s an inspiration’

Dr. Hayden Perkins: ‘He’s an inspiration’

There’s a huge tree growing out of the floor in Hayden Perkins’ Oxford office.Against one wall, a bank of video game systems, mobile and standard, beckons his eager clients. A huge saltwater aquarium serves as a divider between two waiting...

REACHING Mississippi’s future scientists

REACHING Mississippi’s future scientists

What’s the difference between a mixture and a compound?What are the three parts of an atom? What’s a homogeneous substance? A heterogeneous substance? Fifth-graders at Davis International Baccalaureate (IB) Elementary in Jackson can tell you all...

New partnership provides powerful model for neuroscience innovation in Mississippi

New partnership provides powerful model for neuroscience innovation in Mississippi

On April 28, the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning approved a historic affiliation agreement between Methodist Rehabilitation Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.In the months since, attention has mainly centered on the...


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Video: Jingle Bell Jog benefits Children's Cancer Center

Video: Jingle Bell Jog benefits Children's Cancer Center

Southern AgCredit’s Fit for Agriculture and Jingle Bell Jog, a unique racing event featuring a half-marathon, 10K, and 5K was a huge success for the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. More than 1,000 registrants and volunteers participated in the event Saturday, December 6 at Madison Central High School.

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Photos: 2015 UMMC Gingerbread Village

Photos: 2015 UMMC Gingerbread Village

From quaint cabins in the woods to sprawling depictions of the entire state to the 2014 Egg Bowl to a “Frozen” castle, this year’s entries in the Gingerbread Village Competition made the judges and visitors do a few double-takes in the main...


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The decades-long rift between the state’s black physicians and their white counterparts shrank this past summer, thanks to a conference that brought them together at UMMC: the Marston Symposium on Race and Medicine. The story behind that effort at racial reconciliation includes the publication of two scholarly articles that, among other things, explore the lives of nine civil rights icons. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1E51T4Y

Using his best elf voice, Mississippi State Men's Basketball player Demetrius Houston sings Christmas carols for patient Javon Thames at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children while teammates Craig Sword, second from left, and I.J. Ready, center, assist during the team's visit on Friday. Thanks to the team for coming out and making the day brighter for patients like Javon.

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Gingerbread House recreation of @OleMissRebels victory in 2014 #EggBowl - by Pediatric ER Dept. at @BlairEBatson.

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