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Dr. John Bower, former UMMC nephrologist and namesake of the School of Population Health, speaks with Dr. Deborah Helitzer, dean of the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

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

Monday, April 8, 2019

The founding dean of the second school of population health in the United States visited the Medical Center, home to the country's third SOPH, last week to give valuable insights to faculty and students during the third annual Distinguished Population Health Lecture. Read More

Ralph Page of Byram, left, a Jackson Heart Study participant, talks about his experiences with the JHS during the Community Engagement Center launch Feb. 16. Other panel participants included JHS members, from left, Rev. James Sims, Tommie Winters and Barbara Jackson.

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

On Feb. 16, the Jackson Heart Study formally launched its Community Engagement Center, a new component that expands the study's ability to translate its findings into better cardiovascular health. The JHS’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at UMMC is also preparing for its first cohort of students. Read More

EversCare food pantry partnership helps feed patients in need

Mississippi ranks first nationally in food insecurity, with 22 percent of the population lacking reliable, consistent access to affordable and nutritious food. UMMC is partnering with the Mississippi Urban League and the Mississippi Food Network to provide a food pantry for patients who have emergency needs.

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

During their days at UMMC, Dr. Jason Griggs and Alana Bowman work in the School of Dentistry and in the School of Population Health, respectively. But on evenings and weekends, the husband-and-wife team travel back hundreds of years through time with the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

Population Health invites UMMC Family to play BINGO

Population health is a multifaceted approach to improving health outcomes. Likewise, multiple squares must be filled to win at BINGO. John D. Bower School of Population Health faculty will host a campus-wide game in February that will provide information about the mission of UMMC’s newest school.

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

School of Population Health dispenses research expertise for charity medication network

The John D. Bower School of Population Health has partnered with Dispensary of Hope, a nonprofit organization that distributes medications free of cost to pharmacies serving low-income and uninsured populations, to study Dispensary’s activities to determine best practices for improving health outcomes and decreasing health care costs.

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

Population health expert to talk Mississippi moon shots, diabetes

Published on Monday, April 9, 2018

Photos: UMMC hits the pavement for National Walking Day

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