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UMMC launches state’s only genetic testing advancement

UMMC launches state’s only genetic testing advancement

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.

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Practice patient safety every time, all the time

Practice patient safety every time, all the time

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.

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People of the U: Stacy Vance

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.

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People of the U: Stacy Vance

An extraordinary admission: 50 years ago, Mississippi native perseveres to become medical school’s first Black graduate

An extraordinary admission: 50 years ago, Mississippi native perseveres to become  medical school’s first Black graduate

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.”

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Keep medications, household chemicals out of children’s reach

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.

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Keep medications, household chemicals out of children’s reach

UMMC faculty, students gather kudos

UMMC faculty, students gather kudos

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.

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Upcoming Events

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

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Upcoming Events

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 March 14 – March 20.

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