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Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, shakes hands with Ed Parkinson, acting CEO of the FirstNet Authority, after each signed a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations aimed at improving emergency medical response communication and connectivity in Mississippi, especially in rural areas. Standing behind them are, from left, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Medical Director of the UMMC Mississippi Center of Emergency Services Dr. Damon Darsey.

New collaboration will give first responders technology tools to save lives

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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. Read More

Amari Dunson, a student at South Delta Elementary School, gets his blood pressure checked by Sarah McGraw, family nurse practitioner, in the Mercy Delta Express clinic.

SON recognized for outstanding work in medically underserved Delta school district

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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. Read More

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

Children who started life in UMMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will have access to a continuum of care in mental and behavioral health, thanks to a $2.5 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. Mississippi Be-HIP seeks to expand mental health services to children as they grow.

Published on Monday, March 18, 2019

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

When his heart’s mitral valve wouldn’t close properly, Carthage resident Lucious Thomas was left weak, breathless and sometimes unable to make it to his job as a food inspector. The valve often is repaired through open heart surgery, but a minimally invasive procedure offered at UMMC can get patients home the very next day.

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

More accessible research partnerships lead to greater medical progress

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019

SHRP Alumnus of Year uses D.H.A. skills to lead Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019