The University of Mississippi’s 65th commencement is one for the record books. While the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Health Science, and Population Health held virtual graduations in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Class of 2021 was able to gather at the Mississippi Coliseum – but divided into three ceremonies over two days. Each event was marked by a smaller crowd of friends and family than in previous years. Congratulations to this special group of health care professionals!
Having fun while exercising and learning how to make healthy and delicious snacks is part of the fun of Iron Kids, an eight-week series of classes developed as part of occupational therapy graduate Michaela Kelly’s capstone project. The classes will continue this summer, with participants’ referrals coming from Children’s of Mississippi’s pediatric weight management program.
Dr. Savannah Duckworth, a 2014 graduate of the School of Medicine at UMMC, has already earned a variety of teaching awards, as well as a reputation for her work as a compassionate physician with “a heart for the underserved.”
The Gerontological Society of America bestows fellow status to a UMMC professor of medicine; the Mississippi Trauma Care System Foundation presents its 2021 Tulip Award for Exceptional Trauma Service to UMMC's trauma services director; and the American Society of Anesthesiologists awards its 2021 Bertram W. Coffer, MD Excellence in Government accolade to a UMMC professor emeritus of anesthesiology.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week 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 May 31-June 6.