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Monday, May 17, 2021
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. Read More
Monday, January 25, 2021
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. Read More
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
By 2030, about 70 percent of people living with HIV will be 50 or older. Diseases that come with age are more of a threat to that population. In Mississippi, stigma and lack of access can make health care harder to come by. UMMC offers several clinics and multidisciplinary care options to help those coping with HIV live their healthiest and longest lives.
Published on Monday, July 13, 2020
As a clinical pharmacist, Erika Webster gets to know her patients personally. She sees firsthand the challenges that can undermine their ability to manage chronic diseases. Lessons she's learned from the John D. Bower School of Population Health will give Webster the tools to help her patients live their healthiest lives.
Published on Friday, May 22, 2020
The John D. Bower School of Population Health welcomed Heidi Margulis, a long-time government and regulatory affairs professional at Humana, to campus as the school’s first executive in residence. She spent last week sharing her experience improving population health throughout the country with a “one size fits none” approach.
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