UMMC’s first-in-the-state clinical next-generation sequencing brings insight into which genes may contribute to a patient’s blood cancer faster than ever. No longer shipping samples out of state for the same work, the Medical Center will save time and money.
Even though 2021 was a challenging year for UMMC providers, they continued their quest to achieve zero patient harm. During Patient Safety Week March 7-10, the Medical Center celebrated its successes and gains in making patient care a safe experience, and a good experience.
Stacy Vance, professor of health related professions, is also a sheriff’s deputy who fights crime with the same vigilance with which she has fought to overcome two kidney transplants and three years of dialysis.
Dr. James Oliver’s graduation from the School of Medicine was a milestone. When he had decided to become a doctor, there were no physicians who looked like him in his hometown; even those who knew him there thought it was hopeless for him to try. Now, 50 years later, he recalls what was going on in his life at the time, and through his mind: “Your only limitation is your imagination,” he said. “When I was young, I imagined I could change the world.”
Accidental poisonings can happen any time a medication or household cleaning product is left within a child’s reach. Diaper rash ointments, vitamins and over-the-counter painkillers, as well as prescription medicines and colorful detergent pods, can all lead to calls to Mississippi’s Poison Control Center or a visit to the Pediatric Emergency Department.
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 March 14 – March 20.