The nation is gripped in an opioid abuse epidemic, and so is Mississippi. How to turn the tide is a quandary for local, state and federal officials alike. On Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams visited the Medical Center to give a progress report and his unique perspective on a public health emergency that kills someone’s family member in the United States every 12 ½ minutes.
From a fireside chat to a look into the future of technology, UMMC's inaugural Health Innovation and Transformation Forum offered plenty of interactive content. But the highlight of last Tuesday's gathering of health care innovation and industry leaders was a pitch competition that raised the bar for technological ideas.
When specialists couldn't tell Alyse Green whether her rare genetic disorder would prevent her from obtaining a physical therapy degree, the Meridian native decided to give it a shot. Three years later, she has bravely persevered through daily paralytic episodes to earn her place at UMMC's 2018 Commencement.
School of Medicine graduate Salma Dawoud grew up in three different countries, feeling unmoored at times by their contrasting cultures and climates; but, along the way, she connected to a population that is universal: the patients.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.