Scotty Virak is little more than a year old, but he’s already a world traveler. Scotty and his mother, Alli Mellon, traveled nearly 15,000 miles from Phnom Penh to Jackson for surgical repairs by Children’s of Mississippi physicians. Dr. Ian Hoppe, chief of pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery, said Scotty is doing well after his second surgery in December.
Women coping with cancer often lose their hair, an identifiable attribute that could bring them joy. Four patients at the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute were treated to a new custom wig and makeover in a venture to help them heal, courtesy of a caring UMMC employee and a generous foundation.
Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice, and so might be you – but when your holiday "to do" list is long, it can make you stressed. Medical Center experts offer tips on how to tone down the tension during the next couple of weeks. Among them: Examine your expectations, and if they’re too heavy, move some items off the sleigh.
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.