Decades as a diabetic left Tippo resident Tim Murphree weak, painfully thin and on dialysis that kept him constantly nauseated. But a flyer he spied at UMMC Grenada’s blood laboratory changed his life. Murphree discovered the hospital’s abdominal transplant clinic and in June received a new pancreas and kidney in Jackson. Today he feels great and has planned a cruise with his daughter to celebrate his new life.
UMMC’s collaborative relationship with the renowned Mayo Clinic is continuing to grow. As the institutions harmonize their systems and leverage their separate strengths, the Minnesota and Mississippi medical centers will pursue more clinical and translational research together. One of the first efforts is the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, including research done by scientists at UMMC’s The MIND Center.
UMMC’s Center for Advancement of Youth is starting the school year by reaching out to families, teachers and caregivers with a series of informational programs. Each month, a different topic will be discussed by CAY experts at a convenient weeknight time for working parents. Dinner and childcare is provided by the Junior League of Jackson.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
A UMMC orthotist practitioner resident garners a national travel fellowship, a transplant nurse earns a rare national certification and a SHRP faculty and a SHRP student each receive a national scholastic honor.