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Cold platelets vs. room temp – which stops blood loss better?

Cold platelets vs. room temp – which stops blood loss better?

In a state where traumatic injury is common, Medical Center caregivers treat many patients suffering from profound blood loss. These patients must have platelets – stored at room temperature, but only good for five days – for their blood to clot. But what if they received cold platelets that have a shelf life almost triple that time? That’s the focus of a clinical trial at UMMC and five other U.S. academic medical centers that do a stellar job of treating such patients.

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New dean’s experience, expectations to shape SOD's future

New dean’s experience, expectations to shape SOD's future

A new focus on diversity and inclusion that will result in students and faculty that better reflect the state's population. Stellar patient-centered care for all Mississippians. A greater focus on research. More emphasis on uniting faculty to give students their best educational experience. They’re among the priorities for Dr. Sreenivas “Sree” Koka, the School of Dentistry's new dean.

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Experts answer FAQs about Pfizer-BioNTech shot for teens

Is it necessary for children between 12 and 15 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine? Would the dosage be the same as that given to adults? How do we know the vaccine is safe - and effective - for children? What are the potential side effects? Medical Center experts weight in on these and other pressing questions from parents.

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Experts answer FAQs about Pfizer-BioNTech shot for teens

SON associate dean receives academic leadership laurels

SON associate dean receives academic leadership laurels

A national Black nursing faculty organization bestows an academic leadership award to the School of Nursing's associate dean for academic affairs.

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Virtual transplant education class, Grand Rounds on docket

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

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Virtual transplant education class, Grand Rounds on docket

UMMC staff receive service recognition

UMMC staff receive service recognition

Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of July 12-18.

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