COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available to all UMMC employees and students following last week’s immunizations of employees whose jobs put them at higher risk for contracting the virus. The vaccinations will continue with a few days’ break for Christmas until the Medical Center’s supply runs out.
Social gatherings are putting more Mississippi children at risk than school attendance, according to a study led by UMMC experts in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings were featured in the CDCP's Morbity and Mortality Weekly Report, the agency’s primary publication for scientific public health info and recommendations.
Food supply needs have grown in the Jackson metropolitan area since the advent of COVID-19, according to Victoria Gholar, director of strategic initiatives and resource management in the John D. Bower School of Population Health. Donations to help the EversCare food pantry can be made through UMMC’s Office of Development.
While COVID-19 has changed the way many celebrate the holidays, UMMC faculty, staff and students have worked to brighten the season safely. Festive decorations, food drives, socially distanced parades for Children’s of Mississippi hospital patients and even visits by Ralphie, the Medical Center’s Elf on the Shelf, have brought joy in December.
No one wants Christmas travel to be a trip to the Emergency Department. To help make safety is a consideration when buying gifts for children, Elizabeth Foster, manager of Safe Kids Mississippi, says to include safety gear, such as helmets, when putting a bicycle under the tree.
A highly regarded information and technology provider for the global scientific research community taps UMMC's Department of Medicine chair for a coveted researcher list, while a national proficiency organization bestows a scholarship upon a junior medical laboratory science student.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming year at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Dec. 21-27.