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Stephanie Edwards of Coila and her husband, Shane, take in the Wall of Heroes ceremony. Stephanie's daughter, Abbie O'Cain, was an organ donor.

From tragedy, life: Organ donors give ultimate gift

Monday, November 11, 2019

When family members make the often difficult decision to donate their loved one's organs, they are helping to create heroes. Their loved ones are recognized on the Wall of Heroes, a sacred place at the Medical Center for the photographs of donors of all ages. Read More

Karol Black, who conducts echocardiograms, works with Fred Robertson, cancer survivor, during a periodic screening at the UMMC Cancer Center and Reseach Institute.

Cancer programs add cardio-oncology services for patients at risk

Monday, November 11, 2019

Some therapies and new drugs may put cancer patients at greater risk of heart problems. The cardio-oncology program at UMMC works with patients who enter cancer care with cardiac risk or conditions, as well as those who receive cancer therapies that may increase their risk of heart issues. Read More

After accident, Ole Miss senior back in school, thanks to SON students

After suffering a spinal injury in a car accident, Summer Jefferson, a biochemistry major at the University of Mississippi, was determined to return to Ole Miss for her senior year. It seemed an unlikely goal – until a unique arrangement was formed with students in the Accelerated B.S.N. Program in Oxford.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

SOPH moves into new home, affirms commitment to healthier state

UMMC’s first new school in 15 years played host to a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday. John D. Bower School of Population Health faculty and staff welcomed guests to tour the school's space in the Translational Research Center.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

During milestone year, UMMC's DAISY Awards extend recognition scope

Ten years ago, UMMC recognized its first exceptional frontline caregiver with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Since then, 121 nurses have earned the coveted daisy pin to place on their name badges. Last Friday, UMMC broadened its participation in the national DAISY program by presenting the Medical Center’s first DAISY Nurse Leader Award.

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

Respiratory therapists PHIL vital role as medical professionals

Every day at the Medical Center, patients with pulmonary disease, asthma, sleep apnea and other respiratory maladies depend on medical professionals like Kimberly Carter and Trina Dobson for their care. In tribute to their vital work as respiratory therapists, UMMC recently recognized Carter and Dobson as the first recipients of the PHIL Award.

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

Distinguished alumna recounts mentors' roles at SGSHS Research Day

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

A kidney transplant wait can take years - but just months with a live donor

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Photos: Halloween harvest happenings at Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Health System, UMMC announce health care affiliation

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It’s frightening how Halloween costume contact lenses can infect, damage eyes

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Research excellence awards mark faculty, staff achievements

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Hepatitis C provider education ECHOes throughout Mississippi

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

JHS findings link one-third of heart disease, stroke cases to HTN

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

UMMC, C Spire collaborate on new health app

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019

$1M Child Life endowment serves as memorial for Friends chair

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Breast cancer screenings can save lives

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

In a tale of two departments, former classmates reunite as chairs

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

Children’s of Mississippi expansion to include state-of-the-art surgical suites

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Experts plan to call the shots this flu season

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘Colobundle’ of care keeps surgical site infections at bay

Published on Monday, October 14, 2019

UMMC opens primary care clinic for LGBTQ patients

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019

School of Nursing in Oxford celebrates new home, expanded class size

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019

People of the U: Tyler Sullivan

Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dynamic new intranet site to offer information portal to all things UMMC

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019