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You Be the Chemist: SOD hosts middle school chemistry competition

Monday, March 25, 2019

Students from Northwest Rankin Middle School got to show off their scientific chops during the first You Be the Chemist competition in Jackson. Hosted by School of Dentistry faculty, the winners will compete against other students in Meridian for a chance to represent Mississippi in the national competition in Washington, D.C. Read More

Rebecca Smith, right, bone marrow transplant outpatient nurse, helps Shirley Crnkovic review the equipment she'll take home with her from the hospital.

Touching base daily by telehealth helps BMT patients recover more quickly

Monday, March 25, 2019

Using telehealth technology, the UMMC Cancer Institute’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit staff can detect issues before they become critical. Patients who have returned home have found the daily contact reassuring. The program is leading to better outcomes and fewer days in the hospital. Read More

New collaboration will give first responders technology tools to save lives

If a first responder at the scene of an emergency in rural Mississippi can’t get signal to make a call or use WiFi, the life of an injured person could be in peril. A new collaboration between UMMC and the federal First Responder Network Authority aims to address that communication challenge through innovation and the statewide buildup of mobile broadband.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

SON recognized for outstanding work in medically underserved Delta school district

The School of Nursing and the South Delta School District received a 2019 Governor’s Award for the work being done in the district's school-based clinics. In an area with no pediatrician and few health professionals, the care from SON nurse practitioners and nurses may be the only quality medical care some children receive.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

UMMC researcher’s pioneering work gives rise to new severe depression drug

Thirty years ago, Dr. Ian Paul and a group of fellow young researchers had a hypothesis: that major depression has a connection with the brain neurotransmitter glutamate, and that drugs that block glutamate receptors would have an anti-depressive effect. It proved true, making possible the highly acclaimed drug esketamine, the first truly new depression treatment in three decades.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Video: Med students meet their Match on one of 'best days of the year’

A quest that started about a year ago reached its exhilarating conclusion last Friday when about 120 participating fourth-year medical students learned which programs accepted them for training in a medical specialty. One student in particular who took the stage with her boyfriend got at least one offer she wasn’t expecting.

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019

Be-HIP focuses on mental health services for high-risk infants, preschoolers

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019

Non-invasive procedure averts open heart surgery for mitral valve issue

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Emotional toll of patient suicides strikes those who treat them, too

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

After battling infections, Grenada boy 'back in the game'

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

Run-and-gun mentor: In academic medicine, Brodell runs full-court press

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

Jeopardy! competitor, UMMC experts lend perspective to host's diagnosis

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

Video: 4N staff promote washing hands every time

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2019

SGSHS REACHes elementary students for science education

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2019

A 'culture of care:' Pediatrician translates lessons from family to clinic

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019

Mississippi Miracles Radiothon tops $500K for third consecutive year

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019

Murmur of the heart: Editor’s zeal pumps life into student journal

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Three decades a UMMC anesthesiologist, Brunson takes on new role

Published on Thursday, February 28, 2019

MS Miracles Radiothon to broadcast from new location: Student Union

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

Opening Phase 1 adult cancer trials offers patients more options

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

IHL names SGSHS student affairs head top diversity educator

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

SON students, VA nurses form unique partnership

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

Community, training centers add to Jackson Heart Study's mission

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sharing the pain: Students from four disciplines simulate patient care

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

UMMC-Anderson collaboration brings specialty peds care closer to Meridian-area patients

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019