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The SOPH's Health Policy Fellowship trains students, residents and faculty about Mississippi's legislative process and how to affect policy in the state. Shown during a March visit to the Mississippi Capitol in March, the 2022 fellows included Dr. Ali Dehghani Firouzabadi, Dr. Ravi Janumpally and Dr. Nusrat Kabir, preventive medicine residents; Mitchell Adcock, executive director of the Center for Mississippi Health Policy; and Kelli Irby, master's student in population health science.

Schoolhouse docs: Health policy fellows learn legislative process

Monday, May 9, 2022

The John D. Bower School of Population Health uses state government as a teaching tool through its semester-long health policy fellowship. Since 2019, the program has taught students, residents and faculty about bills, bonds and bicameral bodies so they may use the knowledge to help build a healthier Mississippi. Read More

Nena Hawkins uses a dental light curing unit to activate a dual-cured resin cement through an all-ceramic sample that later will be laser irradiated and tested to determine bond strength.

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Monday, November 15, 2021

For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed. Read More

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Those who learn, teach and lead among the Medical Center’s rollcall of schools are, of course, also up against the pandemic’s growing list of deficits and demands – in the clinic and the classroom. At UMMC, COVID-19 has already had a profound impact on education, most certainly for all time.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: Biostatistics student on Quest for excellence

Quest Whalen came back to Mississippi to earn her master’s in biostatistics and data science at the John D. Bower School of Population Health. The next stage of her journey will take her far professionally, if not geographically: the school’s PhD program in the same field.

Published on Monday, May 17, 2021

Study: Diabetes, COVID-19 combo riskier for Blacks, Hispanics

Chronic illnesses and comorbidities in Mississippi mean the state's prevalence of diabetes is very high. Not only can diabetes be life-threatening, but for Black and Hispanic patients infected with COVID-19, it can increase their chances of hospitalization and even death.

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021

UMMC begins NIH study on COVID-19, community engagement

UMMC has received a $1 million grant to study trust and community engagement among groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The study plans to leverage academic and community organizations statewide to create effective health messaging and boost interest in clinical trials related to the current pandemic.

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020

As Mississippians with HIV age, their health risks increase

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020

#UMMCGrad2020: New SOPH grad to tackle social health disparities

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

SOPH executive in residence shares population health expertise

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020

SOPH moves into new home, affirms commitment to healthier state

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Grant funding boosts HIV care access throughout Southeast

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

Population health management graduates apply skills to practice

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: First SOPH grads dig into data

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Population Health lecture addresses sickness, wellness in U.S.

Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

Community, training centers add to Jackson Heart Study's mission

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

EversCare food pantry partnership helps feed patients in need

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

People of the U: Alana Bowman, Dr. Jason Griggs

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

Population Health invites UMMC Family to play BINGO

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

School of Population Health dispenses research expertise for charity medication network

Published on Monday, December 3, 2018

New degree helps clinicians master population health management

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lifestyle management, chronic diseases go hand in hand

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

New treatment collaborative pinpoints pre-diabetics early

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018