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Letitia Thompson, right, vice president of cancer control for the American Cancer Society's South Region, presents Dr. John Ruckdeschel, UMMC Cancer Institute director, with the society's St. George Award during a reception Thursday in Jackson.

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Friday, September 21, 2018

UMMC’s Cancer Institute director praised for years of work to further patient therapies and support American Cancer Society research and patient care efforts. Read More

Joe Pongetti, left, and JoJo Dodd both went from portraying Bully to becoming first-year medical students.

People of the U: JoJo Dodd and Joe Pongetti

Thursday, September 20, 2018

JoJo Dodd and Joe Pongetti now wear blue UMMC scrubs as M1s, but the two were among those donning the tan fur suit of Mississippi State University’s mascot, Bully, during their undergraduate days. As recently as July, Dodd portrayed the tenacious canine while visiting patients at Batson Children’s Hospital. Read More

ICU tower shifts to team-building, quality, safety culture

A plethora of UMMC caregivers serve the sickest, most complex patients on four ICU floors. Once silos in themselves, the units are experiencing a culture change: Attending physicians freely talk to each other, put front-line caregivers on their rounding teams and hold most sacred the best and safest outcomes for patients.

Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Women gain more acceptance as medical students, physicians

Long-held attitudes about women are making an about-face: UMMC's enrollment milestone for females in the incoming medical school class mirrors a national trend.

Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A class apart: Medical school breaks admissions record

For a dozen years or so, the School of Medicine’s admissions committee has put more students in the first-year class in an effort to place more doctors in Mississippi. In August, the number of students entering the school reached a milestone that could add up to improved access to health care for residents of the state.

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

STEMI receiving center ensures swift care for heart attack patients

When someone suffers a profound heart attack because a block in a major artery deprives that organ of blood, it’s called a STEMI. Quick and cutting-edge care can mean the difference between life and death. UMMC has delivered that level of service to patients for many years, and its protocols and standardization of care have led to the Medical Center being named a STEMI Receiving Center.

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

Pediatric Fast Track to pair right level of care with each patient

Now open, the Fast Track frees clinic space for emergency cases while providing care for those at the Pediatric ED for less-acute care. Medical professionals now have the option of moving patients to the three Fast Track examination rooms during the triage process.

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

New degree helps clinicians master population health management

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

When is an antibiotic the right medicine? New team giving advice

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

UMMC's supply chain lifeblood flows from 20,000-square-foot pump

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

UMMC PT in the pros: Sports resident delivers care at Saints camp

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

Family medicine difference makers' lives bridge barriers of distance, time

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

Freshman Early Entry relieves stress for nursing hopefuls

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Researchers seq-ing for answers in the genome

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Photos: Sanderson Farms Championship winner tees up at Batson

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

New system helps lead Rowland users on electronic path to 'Discovery'

Published on Monday, August 27, 2018

As good as it gets: Hall of Fame Alumni Award immortalizes storied careers

Published on Monday, August 27, 2018

More physician residencies mean more access for state's rural patients

Published on Monday, August 27, 2018

'Fingerprints' lead to $1M Children's expansion campaign donation

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Procedure eases complications related to fluid around lungs

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018