With the arrival of Dr. Jennifer Mack, the mission of the Asylum Hill Project – to memorialize and illuminate the lives of patients who died at the state’s first mental institution – is drawing closer to fulfillment. A native Southerner who worked for years at the University of Iowa, Mack has the credentials, and the heart, needed to help write the histories of those who have been all but forgotten.
Dr. Anderson Collier, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and its Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, was awarded the D. Jeanette Pullen Chair during ceremonies June 22. The presentation comes as the center is planning for renovations later this year.
Do human traffickers who sell adults and children for sex or forced labor exist in Mississippi? The answer is a resounding yes, and injured or sickened victims are showing up in the Medical Center’s emergency departments. UMMC Police are trained to identify victims, safeguard them and hospital employees, and investigate to bring perpetrators to justice.
Medical Center employees and students got a healthy treat on Thursday at the Office of Well-being’s Farmers Market. If you didn’t go, here’s what you missed: local grass-fed beef, scrumptious bread and baked goods, fresh veggies, a juice bar and more.
As a child, Nakita Sherron watched her mom dole out kindness to her fellow man, including making room at the dinner table for anyone in need. Sherron pays tribute to her mother through her generosity in meeting patients' needs as a unit secretary, be it feeding a homeless patient who stayed hungry or being the first person to personally answer a patient's call for assistance.
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.
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 June 27 – July 3.