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Verlyne Broadway holds up the pin she received in the room her co-workers decked out to honor her and her milestone anniversary.

It’s been 50 years since the Medical Center’s Broadway debut

Monday, October 4, 2021

Verlyne Broadway has been working at the Medical Center for all but 16 years of the 66-year-old institution’s life, taking on variety of roles, from nursing assistant to her current job: keeping medical instruments clean and sterile. All in all, it’s been a rewarding run for Broadway. Read More

Surrounded by her Hello Kitty collection and pictures of coworkers, Shukundala

People of the U: Shukundala "Connie" Champion

Monday, September 20, 2021

A liaison between caregivers and patients, Shukundala “Connie” Champion is a licensed clinical social worker at Children’s of Mississippi’s inpatient psychiatric unit. Surrounded by her growing Hello Kitty collection, Champion helps connect patients with the outpatient care they’ll need to thrive. Read More

People of the U: Paul Sabbatini

Accelerated BSN student Paul Sabbatini was settling in to study one night, but first he needed to write down thoughts that were running through his mind about his chosen profession. Volunteering earlier in the day at one of the COVID-19 field hospitals had inspired his poem, “This is Us.” The poem was voiced by UMMC nurses in a video that’s been viewed more than 22,000 times on the Medical Center’s Facebook page.

Published on Monday, September 13, 2021

People of the U: Jay Ferchaud

There are those at the Medical Center who have worked here even longer than Jay Ferchaud, but few who are so instantly recognizable by sight and by name in practically every office, school, division, department, clinic and lab. For a quarter-century, he has trained his photographer’s eye on the Medical Center, helping tell its story while making many good friends along the way.

Published on Monday, August 30, 2021

People of the U: Dashunda Bunton Bailey

Character. Collaboration. Kindness. Each month, the Medical Center community is encouraged to consider the meaning of a selected word and how it relates to the institution’s standards in promoting a respectful and inclusive environment.

Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

People of the U: Sonia Simpson

Sonia Simpson is a constant presence at UMMC Grenada’s vaccine clinic, spreading the word about the importance of vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the community has access to immunizations.

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

People of the U: Amanda McCullough

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2021

People of the U: Melody Longino

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021

People of the U: Hieu Vuong

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

People of the U: Vani Vijayakumar

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021

People of the U: Doug Craft

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

People of the U: Tara Madison

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

People of the U: Laron Trigg

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

People of the U: Miranda Magee

Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

People of the U: Josh Warren

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

People of the U: Lucy Varela-Quintero

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

People of the U: Dan Coleman

Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020

People of the U: Kayla Taylor

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

People of the U: Rosalind Williams

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

People of the U: Dr. Dave and Dr. Laura Vearrier

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

People of the U: Caleb Zumbro

Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

People of the U: Casey Spell

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

People of the U: Kim Horn

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

People of the U: Val McClora

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

People of the U: Richard Waite

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020