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Batson legacy lives on in UMMC, statewide pediatric advancements

Batson legacy lives on in UMMC, statewide pediatric advancements

Dr. Blair E. Batson was hailed for his medical leadership and his love for others during a memorial service last Friday at the student union. Named chair of pediatrics when UMMC opened in 1955, Batson was instrumental in opening the state’s first children’s hospital in 1968 and Batson Children’s Hospital in 1997 and in training thousands of physicians.

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Refurbished newspaper machines get new lives as Children's little libraries

After a little elbow grease, paint and ingenuity, former Clarion-Ledger newspaper machines are now putting books into the hands of Children’s of Mississippi outpatients at Batson Children’s Hospital. Jackson Academy freshman John Moak Scarbrough and his father, John Scarbrough, Friends of Children’s Hospital treasurer, refurbished the vending machines as an Eagle Scout project aimed at helping patients and boosting literacy.

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Refurbished newspaper machines get new lives as Children's little libraries

UMMC experts distinguish substantive efforts, junk science

UMMC experts distinguish substantive efforts, junk science

News reports of amazing medical breakthroughs are well-meaning, but often summarize the highlights, downplaying or omitting information that could bring high hopes back down to earth. How do you know what to believe or look out for when a research study’s rosy conclusions sound too good to be true? Two experts at the Medical Center show you the way.

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MLK commemoration, Pillars Award ceremony highlight busy week

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.

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MLK commemoration, Pillars Award ceremony highlight busy week

UMMC staff receive service recognition

UMMC staff receive service recognition

Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Jan. 14-20.

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