Children with cleft lips and palates can see multiple experts in one visit to Children's of Mississippi. The state's only team approved by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association provides collaborative care including dentistry, speech therapy, plastic and oral-maxillofacial surgery, psychology, genetics, audiology, social work and more.
For many rural Mississippians, getting to a clinic or drugstore for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster is a travel quandary. Some people don’t have a ride, must wait for Medicaid to arrange one, or are faced with paying someone. The University of Mississippi Grenada aspires to make that easier for residents of 13 counties through its Mobile Vaccine Clinic. They’ll bring providers and vaccine to churches, business, schools and the like upon request.
First-year School of Dentistry student Tammy Vujanovic came to campus with a mission: help pave the way for 70-plus countries to provide free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care to people in need. She works with Smile Train, a nonprofit that empowers local medical providers to change the lives of those patients.
Known as the twisties, yips or other colorful names, this movement disorder can affect athletes in a variety of sports – but not just athletes. It can be caused by psychological factors, such as anxiety and stress, but neurological issues can also play a part. Experts explain the symptoms and possible ways to treat the attacks that have even struck such world-class athletes as Simone Biles.
Medical Center faculty and staff often are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their academic or medical achievements. These accolades place UMMC among health science centers worldwide.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of October 18-24.