Mississippi’s American Indian population had higher COVID-related mortality and longer hospital stays than either White or Black patients in 2020, even when accounting for other health conditions. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, signals that factors like limited access to health care may contribute to this disparity.
Students and faculty at the School of Nursing celebrated a growing research program during Nursing Research and Scholarship Day, held Thursday at the Sheraton – Refuge Hotel and Conference Center in Flowood. The event, which featured speakers as well as presentations, is renewing the school’s commitment to nursing research.
Serving America and our country’s veterans is woven into the fabric of Dr. Tawana Tucker’s career. These days, she is balancing her post as Health Promotion Disease Prevention program manager at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, serving as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, and studying at UMMC to become a family nurse practitioner.
When kids’ spring sports crank up, parents can be proactive in making sure their children don’t fall victim to injuries caused by overdoing it – chief among them, throwing too many pitches in baseball. Overuse injuries also crop up for youths who play a particular sport for months on end. Medical Center experts suggest mixing it up by playing more than one sport – giving growing children the right kind of break.
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 April 4 – April 10.