Oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Ignacio Velasco Martinez and representatives from the nerve regeneration and repair company Axogen say they have completed a first in medical literature: successfully reconnecting the two cut ends of a nerve in patient Violet Thompson’s face with an allograft. The procedure was done during a surgery to remove a benign but disfiguring tumor.
UMMC researchers contributed to a pair of papers published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. While their methods and scope differ, both sets of findings add to the growing body of evidence that controlling blood pressure can preserve brain health later in life.
When a child suffers a traumatic brain injury, the cause might be right under his or her parent’s nose. A recent national study of children through age 19 indicates about 72 percent of TBIs occur not from motor vehicle accidents, but from everyday consumer products - such as home furnishings or fixtures - and some childhood sports.
UMMC's chapter of GWIMS receives a leadership award from a national medical college association, while a national diversity publication taps UMMC's Base Pair program for a STEM inspiration award.
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.