When third-year School of Medicine student Jordan Coggins asked her Jackson Free Clinic patients what other care they’d like to have, the answer, hands-down, was vision and eyeglasses. Partnering with community optometrists, the Mississippi Vision Foundation and others, the JFC has expanded its services once again to fill a gap and treat the whole patient.
Undiagnosed, seizures can be deadly. The Medical Center’s inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, the only one of its kind in the state, observes a patient with seizure-like episodes 24/7 via video, intercom and continuous EEG and EKG.
The estate of Hugh Carroll Smith, a Brookhaven native and a professor emeritus in biology at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, endowed the Ernestine Price Smith Scholarship for registered nurses in the School of Nursing’s RN-to-BSN program. The gift will fund three $5,000 scholarships, easing the financial burden of continuing education for registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree.
Streptococcus A infections are rising in the U.S. and other countries, causing conditions as severe as necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome as well as less serious conditions such as strep throat. Simple healthy habits such as hand hygiene can reduce the spread.
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 June 5 - 11.