Dr. Barbara Alexander came to the Medical Center to make her mark as a scientist, and so she has. But this year’s winner of the Regions TEACH Prize discovered another passion as well, and she believes it may be what she’ll be remembered for most.
After a lifetime of “can’t” ringing in their parents’ ears and their own, six young adults born with developmental disabilities can now say loudly they CAN. All have secured or are well on their way to finding employment thanks to a school-to-work transition program hosted by UMMC that’s now in its fifth year and growing.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that opioid-addicted newborns responded better when the care approach emphasized increased family presence, holding, swaddling and rocking in low-stimulus environments as the first line of treatment.
The memorial Sidney P. Allen and Friends of Children’s Hospital Child Life Fund has reached a total of more than $1.1 million. Allen, who served on the Friends of Children’s Hospital board for more than two decades and as board chairman of the nonprofit, also supported child life at Children’s of Mississippi by chairing the Trustmark Children’s Hospital Pro-Am golf tournament.
The Collinsville native and University of Mississippi alumna is preparing to represent the state in the Miss USA pageant while working toward her PharmD degree on the UMMC campus.
After realizing he was too squeamish to be a physician, Brian Christman found his calling in statistics and data science, which allow him to “play in everyone’s backyard.”
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 May 22 - 28.