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Amanda Gentry leads the newly created UMMC Office of Policy, the ‘ultimate resource’ for all policies, procedures and guidelines at the Medical Center.

New office 'ultimate resource' for UMMC policy management

Monday, November 30, 2020

Keeping up to date with various policies, procedures and guidelines at an academic medical center can be a real challenge - especially at an institution the size of UMMC. Riding to the rescue is Amanda Gentry, who leads the newly created Office of Policy. Read More

Darlene Bryant, right, helps her mother, Bonnie Acey, with her mask during a recent visit at an assisted living facility.

New dementia caregiver course meets growing need

Monday, November 30, 2020

Those who care for patients or loved ones with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, have new, free sources of information and help – the faculty of Caregiver University at UMMC. CGU, which debuted in October, will soon offer even more classes for anyone who wants a clearer understanding of what it’s like to live in the baffling world of dementia. Read More

Madison teen athlete's new team huddles at UMMC

A football season ago, Jack Houston, a Madison Central High School tight end, inexplicably collapsed during practice. Since then, he's learned to live with an inherited heart ailment that almost killed him that day. Thanks to his Medical Center team, including those who diagnosed his condition and gave him critical care, Jack is thriving.

Published on Monday, November 30, 2020

UMMC staff support HCQ COVID-19 ineffectiveness findings

UMMC clinician-scientists played a significant role in a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute study that concluded hydroxychloroquine does not significantly improve clinical outcomes for COVID-19 patients. The published findings are valuable because they will allow clinicians to make evidence-based best choices for the treatment of those with the novel coronavirus.

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020

Justice Dept. grants $6M to confront opioid abuse, save lives

A multi-million-dollar award from the U.S. Department of Justice will go a long way toward helping UMMC and the Mississippi State Department of Health counter the threat of substance abuse and, in the words of one UMMC professor, “turn things around.”

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020

Is your home COVID-19 ready? If you're unsure, use these tips

If you or a family member contracts or has symptoms of COVID-19, do you have enough supplies and food at the ready? Medical Center experts advocate making a plan now for what you'll need to do in the event you or a household member needs to isolate, or if you need to provide care for yourself or someone else in your home with the novel coronavirus.

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020

People of the U: Laron Trigg

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Xavier’s heart, hands mended by Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020

Children’s of Mississippi holiday toy drives go virtual this year

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020

Meredith Aldridge named new leader of Medical Center’s Office of Development

Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A wish come true: Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower opens

Published on Monday, November 9, 2020

Consummate 'nurse's nurse' reflects on her retirement

Published on Monday, November 9, 2020

People of the U: Miranda Magee

Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Private neonatal intensive care rooms open in Sanderson Tower

Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Private pediatric intensive care rooms open at Sanderson Tower

Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Patient care begins today in Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020

Rural renewal: Small-town medicine delivers for Indianola doc

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020

Photos: Halloween events are treats for Children’s patients

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020

Jackson Free Clinic patients 'get the picture' with ultrasounds

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020

Medical Center’s 1,000th hospitalized patient with COVID-19 safely discharged home

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020

Regions Bank makes $225k donation to Sanderson Tower

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2020

People of the U: Drs. Dave and Laura Vearrier

Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Eat, pray, love: McMullan’s life, career 'crash course' in sharing

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020

Sanderson Tower readies for November ‘Go Live’

Published on Monday, October 19, 2020

Therapists restore movement, quality of life to patients with COVID-19

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020