Mayo Clinic president, CEO gives preview of tomorrow’s health care

Mayo Clinic president, CEO gives preview of tomorrow’s health care

Dr. John Noseworthy, professor of neurology and president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, will present Grand Rounds Friday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

He will speak on “The Future of Medicine” at noon in R153. The presentation is open to all faculty, staff and students.

UMMC leadership asked Noseworthy to address the future of medicine because it's so critical to the current status of health care, said Dr. Richard Summers, professor of emergency medicine and associate vice chancellor for research.

“It's very relevant with all the changes going on with population health, precision medicine and how we will think of medicine in the future,” Summers said.

Noseworthy will discuss health care's external environment, including what Americans face in health care, the Mayo Clinic's strategy for dealing with the challenges, and the role of partnership in collective success.

A Massachusetts native, Noseworthy came to the Mayo Clinic in 1990, joining its board and becoming president and CEO in 2009. Every year, more than a million people from across the nation and about 150 countries seek specialized care at the Mayo Clinic, which operates in six states and is dedicated to medical care, research and education.

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BMT Bucks help patients earn their way to health

For 8-year-old Kentric Stubbs Robinson, it was pay day.

“You've been keeping up with your vital signs?” Batson Children's Hospital child life specialist Tiffany Key asked the bone marrow transplant patient. That and mouth care, showering and a chest X-ray all got nods from Kentric at $5 a nod.

“Did you exercise?” Another nod, another $5 in BMT Bucks.

For patients battling diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia with bone marrow transplants, earning a special currency, BMT Bucks, keeps them getting up out of bed when they don't feel like it and making healthy choices in dealing with the side effects of transplants.

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BMT Bucks help patients earn their way to health

People of the U: Christine Hayden

People of the U: Christine Hayden

Watch the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and you'll get an idea of how Associated Student Body secretary Christine Hayden grew up. Hayden is the first University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student to hold an office in the ASB.

Her grandmother was born to Greek immigrants in Pennsylvania, and her grandfather moved from the island of Lemnos, Greece in his early thirties.

“When my grandfather came to America, he didn't know any English at all,” said Hayden. “He was a plumber at a hospital in Pennsylvania. My grandmother worked in a pharmacy.”

Hayden's grandmother passed up the opportunity from her employer to attend pharmacy school. She was dedicated to being a wife and a mother rather than to pursuing a career.  

“She wanted to go to pharmacy school, but she had other obligations,” said Hayden. “She says that I'm fulfilling her dream. We are very, very best friends.”

Hayden and her 96-year-old Yia Yia (pronounced yay-yah) even share a Dec. 6 birthday.

In the European tradition, her parents and grandparents lived under one roof.  Although Hayden's grandfather passed away 10 years ago, she still has fond memories of Papou from her childhood.

“He and my grandmother watched me while my parents worked, so I was with them all day long,” said Hayden. “When he lived with us, he would only speak Greek to me. I can understand more than I can speak, and I can understand more than my brother. But I haven't kept up with the language much since my grandfather passed away.

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Peds gastroenterologist, pain specialist join UMMC faculty

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

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Peds gastroenterologist, pain specialist join UMMC faculty
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