During the last 20 years, scores of students in the School of Medicine have paid for their medical education with scholarships from Mississippi’s Barksdale family. The Barksdales' generosity has enabled many of the state’s future physicians to focus less on money and more on medicine.
Too often, people who live with HIV don’t get the care they need for a number of reasons: a lack of transportation, an inability to miss work or HIV stigma, to name a few. The Merck Foundation’s HIV Care Connect program is helping the Medical Center break down barriers to provider access.
Healthy behavior changes develop in two steps: starting the new behavior and keeping it going long-term. A researcher at UMMC is studying the factors that help individuals initiate and sustain changes in diet, exercise, skin protection and other areas to develop new health promotion techniques.
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 Sept. 16-22.