When Tawanna Davis a quarter-century ago bore her son, Quinten Hogan, she gave him the gift of life. On June 28, Hogan returned the favor, giving his mom, who coped with end-stage renal failure, his left kidney. Hogan explains his selfless gift this way: My kidneys are her kidneys. Their “living donor” surgery made UMMC’s history books as the Medical Center’s 3,000th transplant since Dr. James Hardy in 1963 performed the world’s first lung transplant.
New research from UMMC shows that two methods of determining kidney function can provide substantially different results for patients in about half of cases.
The Office of Well-being is hosting a four-part mindfulness meditation series, which research says can reduce anxiety, stress and risk for burnout. The workshops are the first in a number of resources the office is spearheading for employees and students, thanks to a three-year $3 million grant.
The live donor surgery reaching the UMMC landmark was performed June 28 at the state’s only academic medical center and transplant program. The first transplant performed at the Medical Center was in 1963, when Dr. James Hardy performed the world’s first human lung transplant.
More than 80 current Medical Center faculty will begin the new academic year with a promotion in rank, newly granted tenure, or both. Faculty are listed alphabetically, by school, in rank order of professor with tenure, associate professor with tenure, professor, and associate professor.
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 July 4 – July 10.