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New degree helps clinicians master population health management

New degree helps clinicians master population health management

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The School of Population Health has expanded its degree offerings this fall, including an online master's degree in population health management. This innovative program is designed to train experienced clinicians in techniques that will help them improve health outcomes and reduce health care spending. Read More

The Jackson Heart Study has been renewed. Since 1998, the NIH-funded project has enabled researchers at UMMC, Jackson State University and Tougaloo College to study cardiovascular health and disease in African-Americans. The study includes physical exams, like the one shown here from 2012 where Dr. Ervin Fox, professor of medicine, monitors as Shari Cook, foreground, and Audrey Samuels, center, take readings from a participant.

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Jackson Heart Study, a collaboration between UMMC, Jackson State University, Tougaloo College and the community, has been working to improve African-American cardiovascular health for nearly 20 years. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute announced Tuesday its renewed support for the JHS. The next phase includes a fourth physical exam of all participants, educational opportunities at UMMC and a partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health. Read More

Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk

When an athlete in any contact sports suffers a suspected concussion, who recognizes it and decides what to do next? Mississippi has no system that keeps all kids equally protected, especially one that makes a health care professional on the sidelines a given. A UMMC researcher and her team are developing a statewide contact sport concussion prevention system – and a better culture of safety.

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lifestyle management, chronic diseases go hand in hand

Whether it’s diabetes, cancer or asthma, chronic diseases can control your life. But for some, that control can be flipped through lifestyle changes. UMMC’s Everyday Wellness is offering three different programs to give employees and their families tools for diabetes prevention and management, and self-management of other chronic conditions.

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

New treatment collaborative pinpoints pre-diabetics early

Among Mississippi’s staggering health challenges is a disease that affects 15 percent of the adult population. A new collaboration between the John D. Bower School of Population Health and the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center aims to avert full-scale diabetes by early identification of those at risk.

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018

Population health expert to talk Mississippi moon shots, diabetes

Fred Goldstein, an expert in population health and health systems, will deliver the second annual Distinguished Population Health Lecture at noon on Friday, April 13, in the SHRP conference room. His talk will cover some of the ways Mississippi can move towards its own “moon shot” - improved health outcomes and diabetes management.

Published on Monday, April 9, 2018

Photos: UMMC hits the pavement for National Walking Day

The American Heart Association sponsors National Walking Day during the first Wednesday in April as a reminder of the health benefits of walking. Yesterday, UMMC employees took a brisk, 30-minute walk for A Healthier Mississippi.

Published on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Revamped menu, mindful choices give cafeteria patrons healthy options

Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018

'A healthier Mississippi' goal of new residency program

Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018

New UMMC research building to promote 'discovery to recovery'

Published on Friday, November 10, 2017

Population health: big data, big solutions

Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017