The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina made it abundantly clear that Mississippi lacked a true emergency preparedness and response system. Thanks to the hard work of many, a system was established. One of its chief components, the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services, will enhance its role as the medical communication leader in disasters and emergencies thanks to a new home on the UMMC campus.
Dr. Howard Clark has served the community of Morton in some capacity for more than 60 years. At times the only doctor in the area, he regularly spent his days at the hospital, his clinic, the nursing home, and at house calls before and after serving as the high school’s team doctor.
Scores of entering medical students’ families and friends received a crash course in the demands and joys of medical school at UMMC on Friday during the School of Medicine’s Family Day. During the event, administrators, faculty members and advanced medical students detailed the support available to the 165 brand-new students.
UMMC leadership extends its sympathy to the families of two legendary members of the Medical Center community for their loved ones’ unparalleled contributions to the academic health sciences center.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Aug. 13-19.