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December
12/22/2009Tallulah toddler becomes 100th child to receive cochlear implants at UMMC | (PDF)
The thought of Courtland Collins of Tallulah experiencing a lifetime of silence was almost more than the infant's parents could bear.
12/21/2009Statement regarding former employee Jennifer Carter | (PDF)
Disclosing a patient's protected health information is a policy violation that we take very seriously. We will do whatever is necessary to protect...
12/18/2009CDC confirms presence of amoeba in transplant donor, recipient | (PDF)
An unprecedented case involving possible transmission of an organism from organ donor to recipients has been the focus of an intense medical search...
12/14/2009Cleland named to UHHS medical post | (PDF)
Effective Jan. 1, Dr. William Cleland, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, will become chief medical officer for University Hospitals...
12/2/2009Helling aims to elevate UMHC's general surgery profile | (PDF)
Dr. Thomas Helling, the new chief of the Division of General Surgery, arrived at the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a mission - to...
12/1/2009University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones comments on Dr. Ed Thompson | (PDF)
Comment from University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones: "Mississippi has lost an icon in medicine. Dr. Thompson provided leadership for our...
November
11/20/2009UMMC's Powe named a Paul Harris fellow | (PDF)
Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He noted that Forbes Magazine last year...
11/16/2009Martin president-elect of national organization | (PDF)
A University of Mississippi Medical Center physician was named president-elect of a national medical organization this weekend in Hawaii.
11/9/2009University Heart initiates progressive approach to catheterizations | (PDF)
University Heart, a part of University of Mississippi Health Care, now offers an underused approach to cardiac catheterizations that reduces...
11/4/2009Eli Manning children's clinics partner with Scholastic Classrooms Care program to support literacy | (PDF)
Officials with the Eli Manning Children's Clinics at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children are proud to announce their partnership with...
October
10/26/2009UMMC hosts first board meeting for new MIND Center | (PDF)
On Oct. 7, the University of Mississippi Medical Center hosted the first meeting of the Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia (MIND)...
10/23/2009Minority businesses fete Powe, UMMC | (PDF)
Dr. David L. Powe, son of the late Roy and Virginia Powe of Walthall County, displays the John H. Lee Memorial Award he received at the Mississippi...
10/19/2009Batson one of three Children's Miracle Network hospitals to win gameroom makeover | (PDF)
Xbox 360® and Children's Miracle Network, an international non-profit that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, announced today the winners of...
10/14/2009Butterfield introduces Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Act along with over 30 co-sponsors | (PDF)
Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-1st) introduced "The PABI Act of 2009" today, along with over 30 original co-sponsors. PABI is the number one cause...
10/14/2009UMHC's Radiation Oncology hosts breast cancer awareness event | (PDF)
Madina Ramage, an RN and volunteer with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, will offer a breast cancer self-examination class at noon on Friday, Oct. 16,...
10/14/2009Catfish anti-viral immunity study receives $370,000 federal grant | (PDF)
Federal funding began flowing this month on a $370,000 grant to University of Mississippi Medical Center Associate Professor of Microbiology Eva...
10/1/2009Dentistry faculty, residents bring bright smiles to local kids | (PDF)
Four-year-old Emmanuel Burns has a beautiful set of teeth, or so Dr. Shelley Ellis discovered after giving him an oral examination. "I'm so proud of...
September
9/30/2009Children's Hospital competing to win gameroom makeover | (PDF)
The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children is asking the community's help to win a gameroom makeover from Xbox 360® and Children's Miracle Network,...
9/29/2009Kidney specialist joins UMMC faculty | (PDF)
Dr. Kenneth Kokko, a nephrologist, has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as an associate professor of medicine and associate...
9/29/2009Internal medicine specialist joins UMMC faculty | (PDF)
Dr. Frank Criddle III, an internist and infectious disease specialist, joined University of Mississippi Medical Center as a hospitalist and...
9/28/2009Noted thoracic surgeon joins UMMC | (PDF)
Dr. Curt Tribble, a longtime thoracic surgeon who implanted the first left ventricular assist device, has joined University of Mississippi Medical...
9/28/2009UNACARE clinic celebrates 10 years in midtown Jackson | (PDF)
When asked what he ate for dinner the night before, Jackson resident Jerome Thompson confessed that he violated his dietary guidelines and scarfed...
9/24/2009Rankin County students earn full-tuition scholarships to UMMC | (PDF)
Four graduate students from Rankin County received both a graduate assistantship from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the...
9/24/2009UMMC physician gets national award | (PDF)
The Preeclampsia Foundation in Minneapolis, Minn., announced today that Dr. James Martin will receive the foundation's Hope Award for his lifetime...
9/24/2009Benton native receives full-tuition scholarship to UMMC | (PDF)
Emily Gilbert of Benton, an MD/PhD student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received the A. Wallace Conerly, MD Scholarship.
9/24/2009Madison students earn full-tuition scholarships to UMMC | (PDF)
Two graduate students from Madison received both a graduate assistantship from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the...
9/24/2009Jackson native receives full-tuition scholarship to UMMC | (PDF)
Peter Mittwede of Jackson, an MD/PhD student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received the A. Wallace Conerly, MD Scholarship.
9/24/2009Jackson student earns full-tuition scholarship to UMMC | (PDF)
Daniel Lyons, a Jackson graduate student, received both a graduate assistantship from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the...
9/15/2009Concierge service lightens personal load for patients, staff | (PDF)
From helping a patient's wife try to find a comfortable and low-cost way to transport her recuperating husband 1,700 miles back home to planning an...
9/15/2009Junior League rocks as years roll | (PDF)
While others search for that ever-elusive commodity known as more time in a day, the Junior League of Jackson has spent the last 30 years giving...
9/15/2009New Chair heralds neuroscience growth | (PDF)
Dr. Alexander P. Auchus saw the rich history of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the success of its clinical programs and knew this...
9/9/2009Longtime 'L and D' nurse manager to retire after 40 years at UMMC | (PDF)
Ivory Davis loves a lot of things. Chief among them are seeing a baby born and solving a puzzle. Davis, who will retire Oct. 30 as clinical director...
9/4/2009Pediatric surgery faculty welcomes Liechty | (PDF)
Dr. Kenneth Wayne Liechty, a pediatric surgical specialist, joined the Medical Center faculty Aug. 3 as an associate professor of surgery.
9/2/2009Helicopter crash victim's family asks for prayers | (PDF)
Family members of Larry Wells, who was critically injured in Tuesday's helicopter crash, released this statement:We're thankful for everyone's...