When Mike Sands got his cancer diagnosis, he did what any good news reporter would do: He got the jump on his own story by educating himself and following doctors’ orders. Sands’ WLBT/Fox 40 friends and UMMC's oncology team are by his side as he leads the "normal" life of a guy in his late 20s.
Alex Mullen and his powers of recall have excelled in worldwide competitive memory competitions in Singapore and China. The medical student's ability to memorize mile-long sequences of numbers, words and dates, as well as random orders of card decks, drew the attention of the national media, not to mention a TV game show. In December, he entered another global competition, hoping to shine an already memorable resume.
The statistics are frightening: Jackson has the fourth-highest rate of HIV diagnosis per 100,000 population among the nation's metro areas, and an estimated 10,300 Mississippians are living with HIV. A new clinic is helping to address the HIV epidemic by offering free HIV testing and referrals.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.