Neuroscience Institute: Mind on the brain

Neuroscience Institute: Mind on the brain

A new Neuroscience Institute at UMMC has a translational approach that scientists and clinicians expect will translate into better care for Mississippians. 

UMMC received formal permission to create the institute (NSCI) from the State Institutions of Higher Learning on April 21. After several years of planning, the anticipated start date is July 11, 2016.

Dr. Michael Lehman, professor and chair of neurobiology and anatomical sciences, has chaired the NSCI working group since 2013.

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Observance honors students’ 'first patients'

On Wednesday, Karen Gorline drove some 175 miles just to hear someone speak her brother's name.

Stephen Franklin Gorline was 46 when he died last August, one day after his birthday, a man remembered by his family for his independence and wit - and, now, for donating his body to science.

He and more than 260 other anatomical donors were honored in a packed conference room on the UMMC campus, as several hundred relatives, friends, faculty and students listened to their names being read off by Dr. Allan Sinning, professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences and director of the Body Donation Program.

The donated bodies will be used to provide an education like no other to medical, dental and health related professions students at UMMC.

“My little brother thought it just needed to be done,” Karen Gorline said. “He wanted a way to help other people even after he was gone. And this ceremony today, I believe, can give family members some closure.”

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Observance honors students’ 'first patients'

Going above, beyond and to the landfill for patient care

Going above, beyond and to the landfill for patient care

Digging through the garbage usually doesn't bring recognition or an award at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

It just depends on what you retrieve and how important it is for patient care.

Dr. Chunli “Claus” Yang, a physicist and associate professor of radiation oncology, and Dr. Andrey Markovich, a physics resident in radiation oncology, were the latest to be recognized by the AWARDS Team for their night-long trash vigil and trash-picking adventure the cold, windy morning of February 4.

“Their actions helped us provide the best and safest care to our patients,” said Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Cancer Institute director and chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

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CHPE director, SHRP faculty earn national acclaim

The Medical Center's continuing health professional education director attains the highest standards for CHPEs in the country, while a dental hygiene faculty member in the School of Health Related Professions faculty garners worldly acclaim.

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CHPE director, SHRP faculty earn national acclaim
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