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Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Professional golfers, PGA TOUR Wives Association representatives, therapy dogs and New Orleans Saints cheerleaders and mascot all swung by UMMC to brighten the week for Children’s Hospital patients and their families. Sanderson Farms Championship play begins today at the Country Club of Jackson, with the winner to be determined Sunday afternoon. Read More

Researchers from The MIND Center published an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine showing small lesions, or infarctions, in the brain may increase the rate of cognitive decline as people age.

Small, large lesion pairing accelerates cognitive decline

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A new paper from UMMC scientists at The MIND Center shows small brain lesions may have an outsized influence on memory and language loss as people age. Once largely ignored by physicians, the presence of these small infarctions could be just as important as larger ones in predicting cognitive decline. Read More

Postdocs drive research, training at UMMC

UMMC has more than two dozen postdoctoral fellows focused on honing their skills inside and outside of the lab as they transition into independent scientists. In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, meet a few of our postdocs and learn how they are improving training for their peers.

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

During the last 20 years, scores of students in the School of Medicine have paid for their medical education with scholarships from Mississippi’s Barksdale family. The Barksdales' generosity has enabled many of the state’s future physicians to focus less on money and more on medicine.

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

Population health management graduates apply skills to practice

There were no caps or gowns, but there were diplomas and smiles as the John D. Bower School of Population Health honored the first graduates of its Executive Masters in Population Health Management Program. The three alumni have already taken the lessons they learned and translated them into their clinical practice.

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Family Medicine tries new responsible opioid prescribing tools

With the support of the Centers for Disease Control, the UMMC Department of Family Medicine is collecting data to determine how well it is meeting five of the CDC’s guidelines for opioid prescribing. Providers in the department are also using a new tool in Epic that reminds them to meet and check certain criteria.

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Photos: UMMC dedicates 'Franny’s Hour' as time to heal

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Grant funding boosts HIV care access throughout Southeast

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Patients living with HIV receive “Helping HAND” to conquer addictions

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019

Robotic device gives surgeons more flexibility to treat head, neck cancers

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019

National telehealth accreditation affirms quality of UMMC's patient care

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2019

New CRTU ushers in unprecedented clinical research for Mississippi

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2019

More leading lights brighten Medical Alumni Chapter’s Hall of Fame

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

UMMC to expand HIV research

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Video: Patient pups are best of friends in times of need

Published on Monday, August 26, 2019

New 'Ride with MIND' car tag supports Alzheimer’s awareness, research

Published on Monday, August 26, 2019

SHRP gift: Former nursing coordinator's family gives ergonomic donation

Published on Friday, August 23, 2019

Two studies link blood pressure, brain health

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Doctors perform medical 'first' during facial tumor surgery

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Video: Organ donation platform brings Miss Mississippi to UMMC

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Lab coats symbolize pride, professionalism in SGSHS

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Leaders cut ribbon on Center for Advancement of Youth's new home

Published on Friday, August 16, 2019

People of the U: Dr. Frank Han

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Anatomy of change: Pull-schedule session starts peds tower transition

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Office of Clinical Trials coordinates, optimizes research process

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019