When Dr. Praise Matemavi took the podium last week to present the 2023 Last Lecture, her task was “to condense 41 years of lessons into 40 minutes.” Although those 41 years are packed with drama, setbacks, near-death experiences and triumphs, somehow she did it. Matemavi, an assistant professor of transplant surgery at UMMC, titled her lecture “Making Life’s Journey Count.”
Thanks to the $3 million gift that created the Stephanie and Mitchell Morris Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Research and Innovation, patients and their families connected through fun and fellowship.
Funded by a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the trial will measure effects of the natural supplement Immulina on fighting influenza and other viruses. Researchers are seeking 472 volunteers for the trial.
School of Nursing BSN candidate Tanzi McAllister of Aberdeen plans to start her career as a registered nurse at UMMC in the area where she’s worked as a nurse technician since 2021. “They raised me as a nurse on 4 North,” she said.
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 announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of April 24 - 30.