Treatment for Cessie Stringer's COVID-19-induced respiratory failure by a team of UMMC experts saved not only her life, but that of the child she was carrying. More than a month in intensive care and weeks of recovery at the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants helped Stringer conquer the novel coronavirus.
Ovarian cancer, which kills more women than any other type of female reproductive cancer, is difficult to treat and often detected too late. Because it occurs relatively infrequently, it is also difficult to research. But a UMMC scientist is leading a community of researchers bound to turn up the volume on a furtive disease that is all but silent.
When technologists in the UMMC Molecular Pathology Laboratory went home at night for most of 2020, their hands and wrists ached, and no wonder: They each performed about 1,300 repetitive movements during a workday spent processing COVID-19 tests. This month, however, two robots - nicknamed "Optimus Prime" and "Terminator" by staff members - began shouldering a good bit of the work.
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 Jan. 11-17.