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Tameka Roberson, a customer care representative in the Division of Cardiology, chats with Dr. Myrna Alexander, a cardiologist and professor of medicine, where both work in the University Pavilion cardiology clinic.

Women’s heart health in February spotlight

Monday, January 30, 2023

Men aren’t the only ones who have heart attacks and bypasses. Cardiovascular disease claims more women’s lives than all forms of cancer combined, yet most heart disease can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Read More

Among leaders of the online MSN program at UMMC's School of Nursing are, from left, Dr. Derek Holt, assistant professor of nursing and director of the family nurse practitioner track, Dr. Jeanne Calcote, assistant professor of nursing and director of the nursing and health care administrator tracks, Dr. Kim Douglas, associate professor of nursing and director of the nurse educator track, and Dr. Carl Mangum, associate professor of nursing and director of the psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner tracks.

UMMC’s online MSN program rises to 33rd in the country in U.S. News & World Report list

Monday, January 30, 2023

The School of Nursing’s online MSN program holds the highest U.S. News & World Report ranking for any online MSN program in the state. This year’s ranking reflects a rise of five percentage points since 2022. Read More

Food insecurity drives food choices, affects mental, physical wellness

The social fabric of a community is spun through its foodways, author and professor Dr. Joseph C. Ewoodzie says. The people and places involved in enjoying a meal can also play a part in the physical and mental health of those who don’t have reliable food sources.

Published on Monday, January 30, 2023

Whitlock, Boteler shine as School of Dentistry honorees

Dr. Acie Whitlock is an alumnus of the School of Dentistry, and Dr. William Boteler is a longtime faculty member. The school’s Dental Alumni Board is honoring them for their accomplishments and contributions – Whitlock as Dental Alumnus of the Year, and Boteler as Distinguished Friend of the Year.

Published on Monday, January 30, 2023

Compretta juggles multiple grants, projects aimed at addressing health equity

Having secured neared $6 million in funding for UMMC, the medical anthropologist is on a mission to dispel myths, improve health outcomes and help train future physicians in treating their patients.

Published on Monday, January 30, 2023

Balance is best when it comes to fighting obesity in children, UMMC experts say

The first revised set of guidelines to treat obesity in children and teenagers in more than 15 years adds approved diet drugs and surgery to the list of possible solutions. Still, primary care providers stress a balanced approach of exercise, lifestyle changes and family involvement.

Published on Monday, January 23, 2023

The Mississippi Burn Center at UMMC: ‘We’re the natural place for this’

Published on Monday, January 23, 2023

UMMC establishes the Mississippi Burn Center on Jackson campus

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2023

Inaugural Run the Rainbow for Children’s 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is March 18

Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Smith makes sure help’s on the way

Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2023

C. auris fungal infection: what you need to know

Published on Monday, January 9, 2023

In good faith: Chaplains’ personal stories resonate

Published on Monday, January 9, 2023

UMMC expert: Football player’s cardiac arrest spotlights importance of CPR, AEDs, training

Published on Monday, January 9, 2023

UMMC selected as study site for new COPD treatment

Published on Monday, January 9, 2023

Medical Center earns national recognitions

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

UMMC research, education, health care shine in 2022

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

UMMC earns redesignation as Baby-Friendly Hospital

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

New Volunteer Services leader aims to meet patient, staff needs

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Photos: Happy Holidays at The U

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, BMT at UMMC is nationally recognized

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Leader of clinical improvement journey retires, but the trip’s not over

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022

AAMC award nominations now open through Jan. 13

Published on Monday, December 19, 2022

Resilience in Stressful Events helps avert caregiver burnout, stress

Published on Monday, December 19, 2022

UMMC programs, Medical Center faculty members shine

Published on Monday, December 19, 2022

When accreditation’s on the line, Judy Flynt leads the charge

Published on Monday, December 19, 2022