Dr. Julie Sanford, who has been in academic nursing for 26 years, began her new role as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing in late summer. She has her finger on the pulse of big changes coming to nursing education and has specific plans to prepare her new school for the shift.
Until at least the mid-20th century, the system of medical practice in Mississippi and beyond reflected the racial attitudes of the day. The story of how that separate and unequal system changed represents a major chapter in the history of the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the country at large.
Although new drugs are helping women battle often-deadly ovarian cancer by thwarting the growth and reproduction of cancer cells, women still need to do all they can to avoid gynecologic cancers. That vigilance includes an annual Pap test, seeing a doctor when something changes and getting the HPV vaccine for women and teenagers up to age 26.
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.