CenterView: February 06, 2017
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Healing Artistry: Technological advances can’t compare to human skill in health care
Today’s medical world is all about technology: from 3-D imaging to state-of-the-art surgical implants. Physicians can’t navigate a wellness visit without turning to a keyboard or breaking out a tablet and typing patient information into a computer. Nevertheless, some practitioners still rely on the craftsmanship of the human hand to provide what patients need most.
A recent essay in the magazine ASBMB Today shows that UMMC really does put your tax dollars to hard work. For every NIH dollar invested in UMMC, our scientists publish twice as many research articles as other leading academic medical centers.
Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel has spent his life developing the skills needed to bring better cancer care to people. Now, he’s bringing that skill set to UMMC. As the new director of the UMMC Cancer Institute, Ruckdeschel will work to coordinate and boost cancer care with the goal of lowering cancer deaths in Mississippi.
Century Club Charities, the host organization of the Sanderson Farms Championship, Mississippi's only PGA TOUR event, donated a record $1.125 million from the 2016 tournament to Friends of Children's Hospital, topping its previous record-setting amounts for four consecutive years.
At a news conference today, Century Club Charities presented a check to Friends, the private fundraising organization dedicated to supporting Batson Children's Hospital.
With an audience of community and health leaders on hand, Children’s of Mississippi representatives cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new clinic in Biloxi. Offering cardiology and neurology services full-time, the clinic also is a home on the Gulf Coast for subspecialties, including orthopaedics, hematology and child development that are offered in monthly clinics.
IV fluid dyed pink and blue hit the windshield of a new AMR neonatal ambulance to cap off a commissioning ceremony with UMMC and AMR leaders, neonatal transport care team members and two former NICU patients and their families. The vehicle, large enough to hold two incubators and care team members, serves as the frontline transport for the state’s smallest and most critically ill babies.
The UMMC Associated Student Body took part in the first annual UMMC Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 150 student volunteers from across campus spent the morning giving back to the community. Students rolled up their sleeves at Gateway Rescue Mission, Good Samaritan Center, Mustard Seed, Mission First, Hope House, Flowers Shelter, Stewpot and the Jackson Zoo. Springboard to Opportunities hosted student-led cooking demonstrations for kids at two locations in Jackson.