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People of the U: Shauna-Kay Spencer

People of the U: Shauna-Kay Spencer

Friday, January 17, 2020

Shauna-Kay Spencer is a University of Mississippi Medical Center nursing student in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by day and a self-described “rat surgeon” by night. Read More

Sybil Cumberland, a Children's Heart Center patient since she was a baby, is the state's 2020 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion.

State’s 2020 CMNH Champion keeps the beat with a mended heart

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sybil Cumberland of Preston, 7, a Children’s of Mississippi Children’s Heart Center patient, will represent more than 180,000 children who see UMMC specialists for pediatric care each year. She and her family have been strong supporters of the state’s only children’s hospital, leading toy drives and broadcasting their story during the Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. Read More

New Ph.D. in research program resonates with radiologists

There’s a new degree in town – a Ph.D. in research for radiologists who set out on a biomedical imaging/bioengineering track. According to its advocates, the program reflects well - not just on the Department of Radiology, but also on the Medical Center as a whole.

Published on Monday, January 13, 2020

If obstructive sleep apnea makes rest elusive, a new device can help

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea often can’t get a good night’s sleep, and no wonder. They may snore loudly and gasp for breath because their airway is blocked, making them sleepy the next day and sometimes causing cardiovascular problems. A new device implanted by a UMMC physician opens up those patients’ airways, giving some the first solid sleep they’ve had in years.

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Taking care of yourself? That can be messy for millennials

Getting enough rest, exercising, eating right and achieving a balance between work and play is a tall order for anyone. But for busy millennials, self-care might be even more elusive. Medical Center experts advise this population to be mindful and deliberate about self-care, planning it if they need to, and to not feel guilty about paying attention to their emotional and physical health.

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sanderson Farms Championship host breaks record with $1.3M gift to help Children’s Hospital

Celebrating a sixth record-breaking year in philanthropy, Sanderson Farms Championship host Century Club Charities presented a $1.3 million donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital during a news conference today. Friends, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Children’s of Mississippi, has pledged $20 million toward UMMC’s seven-story pediatric expansion and is past the halfway point in reaching that goal, said board chair Melanie Morgan.

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020

People of the U: Dr. Saurabh Bhardwaj

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

People of the U: Patrick O'Brien

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

In 2020, learn to be happy for years to come

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

People of the U: Ophelia Spencer

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020

Growth, improved services highlight CCRI year

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Medical scribe program strives to deliver the write fit

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

Collaborations, national recognitions highlight UMMC's 2019 events

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

People of the U: Bailey Stanford

Published on Friday, December 27, 2019

UMMC scientist's research may help future Moon, Mars missions

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019

Photos: Bryants, Clauses wrap up holiday with surprise Children's visit

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019

Child travels from Cambodia to undergo complex plastic surgery

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

UMMC, CCRI provide custom wigs, makeovers to cancer patients

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

As holidays approach, de-stress by 'keeping it real'

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Photos: Holiday gingerbread houses help usher in Christmas season

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

Dentistry alumnus to sponsor school’s effort to treat children during Give Kids a Smile

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

People of the U: Lillie Bledsoe

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

Photos: Holiday sweater competition runs gamut from festive to tacky

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019

People of the U: Justin Brown

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

UMMC breaks ground on state’s first children's skilled nursing facility

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019