Following a national search, the National Institutes of Health announced that Dr. April Carson will be the next leader of the 20-year study of cardiovascular health and disease in African Americans. Carson, previously faculty at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, will be at the helm of the study’s research, education and community engagement missions.
When sedation for dental work revealed an abnormal heart rhythm, Children’s of Mississippi experts in Jackson, Gulfport and Biloxi collaborated to provide treatment for a patient with a rare cardiac tumor. He’s now recovering and is an active 5-year-old.
When it comes to building confidence in the practice of medicine, physicians know it’s a matter of patients. Now, a trio of physicians who are particularly attuned to the need for cultivating patient trust in primary care have joined up on a project to do just that; they are a pair of UMMC faculty members and their former medical school classmate, who is working with them from hundreds of miles away.
A liaison between caregivers and patients, Shukundala “Connie” Champion is a licensed clinical social worker at Children’s of Mississippi’s inpatient psychiatric unit. Surrounded by her growing Hello Kitty collection, Champion helps connect patients with the outpatient care they’ll need to thrive.
The Medical Center extends its sympathy to the family of a former faculty member in appreciation for the loved one’s contributions to the academic health sciences center.
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 Sept. 20-26.