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Second chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

Second chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

It truly was a race against the clock: When a team of plastic and oral/maxillofacial specialists at UMMC agreed to remove a large, aggressive tumor from the jaw of a Puerto Rican teen and then rebuild that bone, the surgeons had no time to waste. The fast-growing tumor, already the size of a softball, left the patient unable to open her mouth or eat. Today, she is cancer-free.

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People of the U: Lucy Varela-Quintero

People of the U: Lucy Varela-Quintero

If you’ve ever wondered who runs the annual March event when fourth-year medical students learn where they’ll perform their residencies, meet Lucy Varela-Quintero. As organizer and manager of Match Day, she’s pretty much in charge of the whole proceeding. But in the Office of Medical Education, she is responsible for - and relishes - much more than that.

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HHS offers new dietary guidelines for infants, young children

For the first time, the U.S. dietary guidelines include information on feeding infants and young children. Published every five years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the guidelines are often a foundation for federal nutrition programs and help medical professionals in advising patients on food choices.

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HHS offers new dietary guidelines for infants, young children

Nelson Order reveals TEACH finalists; Gov. fetes CAY leader

Nelson Order reveals TEACH finalists; Gov. fetes CAY leader

The Regions Bank TEACH Prize field narrows to seven finalists; Mississippi's governor selects CAY's medical director to sit on advisory council; UM taps a pharmacy assistant dean for diversity honor; and UMMC gains a coveted COVID-19 Center of Excellence distinction.

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Virtual rounds, seminars, dissertation defense on docket

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

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Virtual rounds, seminars, dissertation defense on docket

Nurse educator, computer scientist join Medical Center faculty

Nurse educator, computer scientist join Medical Center faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

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UMMC staff receive service recognition

Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of March 15-21.

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UMMC staff receive service recognition
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