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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

Dr. Elliot Varney, foreground, is

New Ph.D. in research program resonates with radiologists

Monday, January 13, 2020

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. Read More

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: Patrick O'Brien

Several years ago, Patrick O’Brien left behind his classroom at Florence High School. The former English teacher is now a senior administrator in the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education, but he still has many of his students on his mind and, as it turns out, in his life.

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

In 2020, learn to be happy for years to come

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

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

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

Photos: Holiday sweater competition runs gamut from festive to tacky

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

People of the U: Santa Claus

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019

Half match, whole hope: state’s first pediatric haploidentical transplant patient free from sickle cell

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019

Photos: First Lady, Children's of MS patient set season aglow

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Nursing boom: Accelerated B.S.N. enrollment to increase 133 percent

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening in MS yield positive results

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019

CMNH selects Mississippi’s Children's Miracle Champion for national role

Published on Monday, December 2, 2019

UMMC experts agree: Gratefulness, good health go hand in hand

Published on Monday, November 25, 2019