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School of Nursing delivers care to Delta children most in need

School of Nursing delivers care to Delta children most in need

Monday, July 17, 2017

The School of Nursing goes on the road to bring primary care to people where they live, from struggling neighborhoods in Jackson’s Midtown community to impoverished schools in the Mississippi Delta. That mission especially shines through the Mercy Delta Express Project - which oversees clinics in three schools and a Head Start center in Sharkey County - and the new UNACARE mobile clinic's outreach efforts.

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Perinatal center to boost basic, clinical research

Perinatal center to boost basic, clinical research

Monday, July 24, 2017

Perinatal health is important for literally everyone. Whether they’ve given birth or have just been birthed, the conditions during pregnancy can have lifelong consequences. That’s the focus of the Mississippi Center for Excellence in Perinatal Research, funded by an $11 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Led by Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, the center will study diseases associated with adverse pregnancies and support junior investigators who conduct research in related areas.

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Creation of ’55 medical school due to spine-tingling courage

Creation of ’55 medical school due to spine-tingling courage

Monday, August 7, 2017

The effort to build the new home for medical students which opened this month involved passion and perseverance – but nothing on the order of the exertion attached to the creation of the school’s 62-year-old predecessor. Here is the story of how the Medical Center and its medical school came to be – a tale of factionalism, political nerve and, well, backbone.

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