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Dr. Masood Muhammad Hassan

Hassan joins CCRI breast cancer team

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Dr. Masood Muhammad Hassan has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as an assistant professor of pathology. At UMMC, he is a member of the Cancer Center and Research Institute Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Care team as well as conducting cancer research. Read more.

Portrait of Dr. Pierre de Delva and Dr. William Robinson

UMMC physicians receive ACS awards 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Two Medical Center physicians have been honored by the American Cancer Society for partnering with the nonprofit in preventing and detecting cancer. Dr. Pierre de Delva, associate professor in the Department of Surgery, is the ACS South Region 2021 Cancer Control Partner of the Year. Dr. William Robinson, professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is the 2021 Get Screened Champion of the Year. Read more.

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Huynh joins CCRI derm team

Thursday, November 17, 2021

Dr. Thy Huynh has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as an assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics. At UMMC, she will be a member of the Cancer Center and Research Institute Interdisciplinary Skin Cancer Team as well as conduct research in this field. Read more.

Paula Domino

Domino joins CCRI urologic joins cancer team

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dr. Paula Domino, a urologic surgeon who specializes in helping restore function for patients with urinary and pelvic challenges, has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As well as other duties, she will work with the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute Interdisciplinary Genitourinary Cancer team. Read more.

Breast-Imaging-Team_01.jpgUMMC earns ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Honors 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Centers with the designation are fully accredited in all American College of Radiology breast-imaging programs and modules including the ACR mammography accreditation program, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and breast MRI. Read more.

Excellence-in-Research-awards-eCV.jpgResearch awards mark faculty, staff funding achievements 

Monday, October 25, 2021

The Office of Research recognized 17 UMMC personnel for reaching new heights in extramural funding for their original scientific ideas. This year’s Excellence in Research Awards honorees represent four schools and nine departments. Read more.

Robert-Brodel_04.jpgBrodell tapped to lead American Dermatological Association

Monday, September 13, 2021

Access to care, especially in the most rural of corners. That’s been a passion of Dr. Robert Brodell, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology, as he works to expand the presence of dermatology across Mississippi. Brodell has a national stage to continue advocating for patients as the new president of the American Dermatological Association. Read more.

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Brister joins cancer team

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dr. Kelly Brister, a colorectal surgeon, has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Team. At UMMC’s Cancer Center and Research Institute she will provide services to a population with one of the lowest colorectal cancer screening rates in the nation. Read more.


Risley returns to UMMC

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Dr. Carolann Risley recently returned to the University of Mississippi Medical Center as an associate professor of nursing and member of the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute. Risley has focused on research into the basis for racial disparities in cervical cancer since she was a UMMC graduate student. Read more.

Marcus Zachariah 2020 White CoatFactors needed for breast cancer metastasis identified

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dr. Marcus Zachariah, a member of the CCRI Interdisciplinary Brain and CNS care team and a researcher, is co-lead author of a landmark study on breast cancer brain metastasis, “HIF1A signaling selectively supports proliferation of breast cancer in the brain” recently published in the Nature Communications journal. Read more.

 lennep-brandon-300x400.jpgCardio-Oncology clinic brings care to outpatients

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dr. Brandon Lennep has been named to head the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute Cardio-Oncology Clinic at its Jackson Medical Mall outpatient facilities. Lennep is a University of Mississippi Medical Center assistant professor of cardiology. Read more.


Grenada-Infusion-20210413-07.jpgUMMC Grenada cancer services offer options closer to home

Monday, May 3, 2021

For those undergoing chemotherapy or immunotherapy infusions, traveling hours for care can cause stress and inconvenience. Cancer patients in the Grenada region now have a number of treatment options close to home delivered by a dedicated UMMC team that includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and laboratory staff. Read more.

Original-Childrens-Hospital.jpgMedical visionary Dr. Blair E. Batson: Pioneer advances Mississippi pediatric care in 20th Century

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mississippi's pediatrics can be divided into two eras: Before Dr. Blair E. Batson and after. 

Batson, the first chair of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the medical leader who led the way to the state’s first hospital for children, died Nov. 26, 2019, at 98. Read more.

Facial-Paralysis-Patient-20210316-03.jpgFacial reanimation surgery offers something to smile about

Monday, March 29, 2021

Life-saving brain surgeryto remove a dangerous tumor was inevitable for Dereck Moore, and complications from such a sensitive procedure were possible. When he awoke from the procedure with some facial paralysis, help was already on the way. Dr. Randall Jordan transferred a nerve from Moore’s calf to his face, making it possible for him tosmile again. Read more.

Ignacio-Velasco-Martinez_210903_08.jpgSecond chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

Monday, March 15, 2021

It truly was a race against the clock: When a team of plastic and oral/maxillofacial specialists at UMMC agreed to remove a large, aggressive tumor from the jaw of a Puerto Rican teen and then rebuild that bone, the surgeons had no time to waste. The fast-growing tumor, already the size of a softball, left the patient unable to open her mouth or eat. Today, she is cancer-free. Read more.

Vani-Vijayakumar-POTU-20210203-03.jpgPeople of the U: Vani Vijayakumar

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The foundation of Dr. Vani Vijayakumar’s compassion for her patients rests on a broken bone. It happened more than 15 years ago in Galveston, Texas, when another driver ran a red light, smashing the physician’s car and her hip. Read more.