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Letitia Thompson, right, vice president of cancer control for the American Cancer Society's South Region, presents Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director, with the society's St. George Award during a reception Thursday in Jackson.

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Friday, September 21, 2018

UMMC Cancer Institute director received praise for his years of work with the American Cancer Society to further patient therapies and support the organization's research and patient care efforts. Read More

Joe Pongetti, left, and JoJo Dodd both went from portraying Bully to becoming first-year medical students.

People of the U: JoJo Dodd and Joe Pongetti

Thursday, September 20, 2018

JoJo Dodd and Joe Pongetti now wear blue UMMC scrubs as M1s, but the two were among those donning the tan fur suit of Mississippi State University’s mascot, Bully, during their undergraduate days. As recently as July, Dodd portrayed the tenacious canine while visiting patients at Batson Children’s Hospital. Read More

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