As health care workers in the state begin identifying and caring for patients with confirmed COVID-19, Medical Center employees are ramping up infection prevention for themselves and those around them. From riding the shuttle to grabbing a bite to eat to using the restroom down the hall, employees have questions about how to keep the virus at bay on the job.
Decades before Dr. George Russell became the James L. Hughes Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at UMMC, he was already gaining experience with broken bones – his own. At least once as a young boy he did so by falling from a tree – a proper backdrop for someone who, to this day, enjoys branching out.
What had been the Children’s Cancer Center is now the Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The new name more accurately reflects the center’s hematology and oncology mission and the importance of treating blood-related conditions for children throughout the state.
An international optometry association lauds a UMMC assistant professor of ophthalmology as a "Young Optometrist of the South;" a statewide sciences academy gives awards to three presentations by School of Dentistry faculty and students; and three SOD students earn honors at the school's Research Day event.
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.