The newest building to be unveiled on the Medical Center campus is more than a five-story, 151,000-foot arrangement of brick and mortar and steel. To its champions, admirers, occupants and stewards, the new School of Medicine and its many attractions represent a tribute to the “giants and heroes of the past,” “state-of-the-art learning environments that are the envy of any medical school in the country,” a place that makes you feel “special and privileged,” and, most of all, “home.”
The effort to build the new home for medical students which opened this month involved passion and perseverance – but nothing on the order of the exertion attached to the creation of the school’s 62-year-old predecessor. Here is the story of how the Medical Center and its medical school came to be – a tale of factionalism, political nerve and, well, backbone.
As a Forest Hill High School senior in 1994, LaToya Mason Bolden of Jackson was named Hinds County’s Junior Miss and went on to capture the Mississippi’s Junior Miss title. The program, renamed Distinguished Young Women, celebrates scholastic achievement, talent, physical fitness and the ability to think on your feet. Bolden is giving back to the program she loves, recently serving as a judge at the 60th annual competition.
The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Aug. 7-13.
A couple of interesting lectures are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.