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December
12/21/2012Making Strides in 2012, MIND Center Adds Researchers, Technology in Quest Against Alzheimer's | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The MIND Center continued moving ahead in 2012, adding faculty and technology, and strengthening strategic partnerships, according...
12/19/2012Sleep Study in African-Americans seeks connections to heart disease, stroke | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – A sleep study by University of Mississippi Medical Center researchers beginning next week in up to 1,200 African-Americans promises...

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12/4/2012UMMC lab offers new concussion test for young athletes | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Parents with young athletes at risk for head injuries can now take advantage of a new type of concussion test offered at the...

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November
11/26/2012UMMC faculty member picked to lead two otolaryngology groups | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Scott Stringer of Ridgeland, UMMC chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, assumed the...

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11/8/2012Kohl’s Donates to Children’s Hospital Safety initiatives | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The Kohl’s department store in Flowood recently donated $23,766 to the Batson Children’s Hospital’s Safety and Community Outreach...

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October
10/31/2012Cystic Fibrosis Education Day to Update Patients, Families, Health-Care Professionals | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Cystic Fibrosis Education Day is Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Jackson Medical Mall and is free to patients and families affected by the...
September
9/21/2012UMMC Student Enrichment Program Partners with City of Jackson | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The university of Mississippi Medical Center’s enrichment program for middle school students, offered through the Division of...
9/20/2012Clinical trial reveals pterostilbene lowers blood pressure in adults | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – A form of pterostilbene, a compound found naturally in blueberries, reduces blood pressure in adults, according to results of a...

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9/20/2012UMMC study in children considers how temperament can influence anxiety disorders | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Medical Center researchers are exploring how children’s thinking styles, in particular the tendency to interpret situations as...

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9/17/2012UMMC Aims to Raise Awareness on Alzheimer's Action Day | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center put the spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, Sept. 21, in an effort to raise awareness about the...

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9/12/2012Contract with UMMC for local portion of National Children's Study to end, research to continue | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Federal-level restructuring of the National Children’s Study will end the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s involvement,...

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August
8/20/2012Friends of Children's Hospital pledges $2 million to new Children's Heart Center | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Friends of Children’s Hospital, a group of volunteers dedicated to Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi...

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8/15/2012Marshall receives first endowed chair in allergy, immunology at UMMC | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The Department of Medicine of theUniversity of Mississippi School of Medicine and the Triplett family are proudto announce the...
8/10/2012Ole Miss Undergrads Gain Biomedical Research Experience in Summer Program at UMMC | (PDF)
Media contact: Jack Mazurak at (601) 984-1970 or jmazurak@umc.edu. JACKSON, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students finished a summer...
8/2/2012UMMC Assistant Professor Elected to National Register Board | (PDF)
Media contact: Bruce Coleman at (601) 984-4743 or bcoleman@umc.edu <mailto:bcoleman@umc.edu> .Enlarge Photo JACKSON, Miss. – The Board of Directors...
8/2/2012UMMC Names New Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@umc.edu.Photo attached.JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical...
July
7/31/2012UMMC Epilepsy Center Director Seeks to Educate Public About Largely Misunderstood Disorder | (PDF)
Patients with epilepsy, like those struggling with mental illness, often are stigmatized by a lack of public understanding of the seizure disorder’s...
7/25/2012UMMC Recognized in Three Specialties in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Report | (PDF)
23rd annual report also names UMMC one of the top-ranked hospitals in Metro JacksonFor more information contact Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940...
7/25/2012Study Enrolls Children, Grandchildren of Jackson Heart Study Participants for Obesity Research | (PDF)
Media contact: Jack Mazurak at (601) 984-1970 or jmazurak@umc.edu. Photo AttachedJACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson Heart Study moves into its next...
7/25/2012UMMC Physician and Researcher with Jackson Heart Study Receives U.S. Presidential Career Award | (PDF)
Media contact: Jack Mazurak at (601) 984-1970 or jmazurak@umc.edu.Photo attachedJACKSON, Miss. – A University of Mississippi Medical Center...
7/16/2012School of Medicine earns accreditation for eight years | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@umc.edu.JACKSON, Miss. – The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the...
7/13/2012Brandon resident elected to National Board of Medical Honor Society | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@umc.edu.(Photo attached).  JACKSON, Miss. – Brandon resident Christopher M. Clark,...
7/9/2012UMMC Names new Chief for the Division of Dermatology | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@umc.eduPhoto attached. JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical...
7/2/2012UMMC appoints new Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@umc.edu. A high-resolution photo can be found here.JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. James...
7/2/2012UMMC names Lehman Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences Chair | (PDF)
Media contact: Jack Mazurak at (601) 984-1970 or jmazurak@umc.edu. High-resolution photos are available here (Lehman, Michael), (Coolen,...
June
6/28/2012Scotus ruling statement from the UMMC Vice Chancellor Dr. James Keeton | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 815-3940 or pguilfoyle@umc.edu.JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs...
6/27/2012Stem-cell clinical trial at UMMC tests new therapy for stroke | (PDF)
(Enlarge Photo)JACKSON, Miss. – An emergency helicopter trip in May that brought a stroke patient from Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg...
6/27/2012Mississippi Marrow Donor Program Seeks Perfect Match for Patients | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, which has the only bone marrow transplant program in the state, will participate in the national Be...
6/25/2012Free HIV screening event offers chance to 'Take the test, take control' | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – To mark the 17th National HIV Testing Day, two Mississippi organizations have come together to offer a free HIV screening in...
6/22/2012Chen joins UMMC Faculty in Stroke, Neurocritical Care | (PDF)
(Enlarge Photo)JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Shirley Chen has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of neurology as a neurocritical...
6/15/2012Rodriguez Joins UMMC Faculty in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Ray J. Rodriguez has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of pediatrics and a subspecialist in pediatric...
6/15/2012UMMC Faculty, Students Selected to Participate in First GE National Medical Fellowships | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Two faculty members and three medical students of the University of Mississippi Medical Center have been selected to participate in...
6/4/2012UMMC Stroke Center receives recognition for stroke care | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – The University Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has received the American Heart...
6/1/2012Jones elected to leadership position in emergency medicine society | (PDF)
(Enlarge Photo)JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Alan Jones, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected...
May
5/18/2012Reeves appointed School of Dentistry Dean | (PDF)
(Enlarge Photo)JACKSON, Miss. – After his more than two years of service as interim dean, Dr. Gary Reeves has been appointed dean of the University...
5/17/2012New Research tower to boost biomedical study at UMMC, private startups | (PDF)
(Enlarge Photo)JACKSON, Miss. – Construction of a new research building, which will include space for start-up biotechnology companies, could start...
5/14/2012Self-harm study of Miss. youth finds highest rate in African-American males | (PDF)
(Enlarge Photo)JACKSON, Miss. – A study of Mississippi youth who deliberately hurt themselves, and one of the first to examine self-harm across...
5/10/2012Update on Terry High School student Kaddarius Bullie | (PDF)
Terry High School student Kaddarius Bullie, who was airlifted to UMMC following a car accident on Tuesday afternoon, has died. Cameron Toney, who...
5/10/2012Major donation by health management associates to aid Jackson Free Clinic | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – A $150,000 donation today by Health Management Associates Inc. to a fundraising campaign for the Jackson Free Clinic will help...
5/7/2012Batson Hospital names 2012 Children's Miracle Network "Champion" | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Batson Children’s Hospital is proud to announce Christopher Peña Jr. has been named this year's Children's Miracle Network...
5/1/2012Update On Pearl Police Officers Shooting | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – One of the three Pearl Police officers brought to the University of Mississippi Medical Center today has died. The officer’s time...
April
4/24/2012Free oral cancer screening set for Friday | (PDF)
Mississippi has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation, with 26 percent of its residents lighting up regularly. But even non-smokers should...
4/23/2012UMMC's congenital heart surgery team bests national averages in two years | (PDF)
As it marks its two-year anniversary this month, the congenital heart surgery team at Batson Children’s Hospital has reason to celebrate.

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4/23/2012Multi-state research consortium convenes at UMMC to fight cancer | (PDF)
A two day conference at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute is bringing together scientists and physicians from nine...
4/18/2012UMMC infertility specialist hosts informational seminar | (PDF)
Dr. J. Preston Parry, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, will lead a...
4/16/2012Dr. Myrna Alexander Nickens joins UMMC | (PDF)
Myrna Ellen Alexander Nickens, the first female interventional cardiologist in Mississippi, has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center...

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March
3/28/2012UMMC professor co-chairs national Medicaid/CHIP advisory group | (PDF)
Dr. James Martin, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named co-chair of the National...

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3/27/2012Jackson Preparatory School donates books
Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Jackson Preparatory School recently presented more than 3,000 books to the Eli Manning Children’s...

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3/27/2012UMMC offers breakthrough drug to better diagnose Parkinson's disease | (PDF)
University of Mississippi Medical Center now offers a procedure that helps physicians better diagnose Parkinson’s disease.

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3/6/2012Eleventh annual radiothon raises $381,239 for Children's Hospital | (PDF)
Radio stations from the Jackson and Meridian areas concluded their 11th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon last week raising $381,329 for Batson...
February
2/28/2012Eleventh annual radiothon benefits Children's Hospital | (PDF)
Radio stations from the Jackson and Meridian areas will join forces this week to hold the 11th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon beginning...
2/23/2012School of Pharmacy debuts new education facility at UMMC
The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy celebrated the completion of a new education and research building on the campus of the University...

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2/15/2012Quon named UMMC's School of Dentistry alumnus of the year | (PDF)
Dr. Daniel Quon, a member of the School of Dentistry's first graduating class in 1979, was named 2011 Alumnus of the Year last spring at the annual...

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2/15/2012UMMC medical team provides multidisciplinary approach to sleep apnea | (PDF)
Physicians and dentists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have developed a multidisciplinary team approach to treating sleep apnea,...

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2/14/2012Preparations to begin for improvements to UMMC campus | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center will begin work this week on major improvements to its campus. The first phase includes preparation for...
2/10/2012Clay joins UMHC as chief of plastic surgery | (PDF)
Dr. Ricky P. Clay, former major in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, has joined University of Mississippi Health Care as chief of the Division of...

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2/8/2012Remembrance provides support for pregnancy loss, early infant death | (PDF)
Remembrance, a support group for women and men who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death, now...
January
1/23/2012UMHC head, neck cancer surgeons use robotic surgery to treat tumors | (PDF)
Patients in the early stages of select head and neck cancers have a less-invasive option for surgery through University of Mississippi Health Care.

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1/13/2012Medical Center's annual fundraiser event promises to be largest ever | (PDF)
Employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) plan to wow the crowd as they prepare for the 22rd Annual Taste of the U on Feb....

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1/10/2012Dr. A. Wallace Conerly, former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at UMMC, dies | (PDF)
Dr. A. Wallace Conerly, vice chancellor emeritus for health affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and dean emeritus of the School...
1/6/2012Glen Campbell to perform benefit concert for the MIND Center | (PDF)
Mississippians will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a music icon in one of his final performances and support Alzheimer's research at...

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1/4/2012UMMC reducing staffing by 115 employees | (PDF)
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is reducing the size of its workforce by approximately 115 employees today.