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Dr. Riddhiben Patel gives an exam to Kalli Dykes of Richton during a headache clinic day at the Children's of Mississippi Specialty Clinic.

State’s only pediatric headache specialist eases young patients' pain

Monday, July 15, 2019

Headaches in children are more common than asthma and seizures. By offering pediatric headache care in the Children's of Mississippi Specialty Clinic, Dr. Riddhiben Patel is helping to ease patients’ pain. Patel is the state’s only certified headache medicine specialist in pediatrics. Read More

Dr. Amanda Rice and other providers in the Department of Family Medicine educate patients about what maladies warrant an antibiotic prescription.

UMMC’s antimicrobial stewardship program receives national kudos

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dr. Jason Parham and his antimicrobial stewardship team are educating providers on optimizing the use of antibiotics driven by the right diagnosis, the right drug, the right dose, the right route of delivery and the right duration. The group's tireless efforts have been recognized by a national society as among the best of those with a Center of Excellence designation. Read More

Support group offers solace, guidance to Alzheimer’s caregivers

The Alzheimer's Support Group at UMMC – one of the oldest in the state – is unique in that a geriatric medical professional is present at every meeting. The group offers comfort and practical guidance for those caring for a loved one with this overwhelming and unpredictable disease.

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

Registrar redux: Westerfield reminiscently passes gavel

Barbara Westerfield's tenure as UMMC's registrar spanned sun splashed Commencement Sundays outside the City Auditorium to Friday morning graduation ceremonies inside the cavernous Mississippi Coliseum. She now hands the baton to her longtime understudy, Emily Cole, whose work ethic and affinity for 21st century technological tools promises a bright future.

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019

In unique collaboration, UMMC physicians to offer services at Merit Health Madison facility

A new business venture is allowing the Medical Center to expand its adult hospital capacity and operating room availability. Surgeons are performing a number of short-stay procedures at Merit Health Madison, increasing patient access to specialty services in central Mississippi and providing another training ground for the next generation of health care providers.

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Residents, welcome to your new life – beginning today

Today marks a change in the path of medical education for UMMC's almost 200 new residents and fellows. It’s a milestone in their presence at clinic visits, surgeries and other medical procedures; except this time around, they are more responsible for patients than in their previous learning phases. After a welcome party and hopefully a little sleep, they’re ready to begin.

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Enterprise resource conversion represents dawn of new Workday

Published on Friday, June 28, 2019

UMMC pediatric expansion grows to full seven-story height

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Retiring facilities executive accentuates the positive during 47-year career

Published on Monday, June 24, 2019

Descendants of asylum patients to share stories at archival event

Published on Monday, June 24, 2019

School of Dentistry opens state-of-the-art technology center for students

Published on Friday, June 21, 2019

Maternal Fetal Medicine brings care team together for mothers, babies

Published on Monday, June 17, 2019

First tooth controls where and when the rest come in

Published on Monday, June 17, 2019

Capital Ortho to serve as UMMC resident training facility

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Visual management boards give frontline staff care solutions forum

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

Photos: Colorful sigs make patients, providers part of peds expansion

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

New award celebrates UMMC employees’ excellence

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

New chaplain position helps SOM students develop holistic care approach

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

‘Before her time:’ Former interim CEO leaves lasting impact on UMMC

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

Illness keeps rad sciences student from Commencement, not graduation

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents' health challenges

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: Graduates to touch lives through healing arts

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: From cafeteria worker to dentist, Alper Coban stands out for work ethic and research experience

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Project SEARCH grads ready to work at UMMC, in community

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019