CenterView: October 01, 2015
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the costliest natural disasters in America’s history, the Medical Center rose to the challenge of meeting the health-care needs of evacuees, metro-area residents and fellow health-care institutions alike. On the 10th anniversary of the “storm of the century,” four faculty members whose efforts were vital to the institution’s relief efforts take a look back at UMMC’s response and the lessons learned from the experience.
When schools from other states dangle full-ride scholarships in front of Mississippi’s top students, it can be difficult for the School of Dentistry and the School of Health Related Professions to compete for the state’s leading talent. To the rescue comes the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation, which has just awarded grants to help the schools attract and retain the best students the Magnolia State has to offer.
When most people go to a psychiatrist or psychologist, they expect an appraisal of their mental, not their moral, health. Members of the LGBT community don’t take that for granted. Many of them keep their identity hidden – thereby risking their emotional and physical well-being. But a new Medical Center clinic promises them treatment without judgment.
You still have time to send in photos for the UMMC in Focus photo contest! The deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 16. Pull out your cameras and send us your best shots.
Six current or former faculty members were toasted for their career-long contributions to medicine and health care during the UMMC Medical Alumni and Friends Awards Dinner in Jackson. Among those named: five additions to the Medical Hall of Fame and the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award.