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CenterView: May 24, 2010

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Families share in UMMC graduates' accomplishments

Reginald Echols of Coldwater waited outside the Mississippi Coliseum arena for the women in his family to join him. They were all here to cheer for his niece, Brittany Latrice Davis, who received the B.S. in health informatics and information management.

Oft-traveled Foster completes mission

Dr. Michael Foster, 26, may be the most traveled member of the School of Medicine Class of 2010, a result of his calling to serve the underserved.

Sister inspires SOD grad

Stacey Ritter Carter will begin a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the Medical Center this summer, following a well-deserved vacation.

NICU rotation hits home for BSN grad

When nursing student Sherla Carol Baker decided last fall she would perform her synthesis hours in the NICU, she had no idea she would know any of the unit's tiny patients.

SHRP grads expect new home, baby

Students Laura and Chris Hatt are no strangers to change. The dental hygiene and radiologic technology students met while they lived in Ocean Springs, were relocated to Southaven by Hurricane Katrina and married in 2007 - all before taking a chance on enrolling at the Medical Center to train for new careers.

Ph.D. takes first graduation walk

After receiving a high school diploma, undergraduate degree and master's degree, many Ph.D. students opt out of participating in the "graduation walk" at Commencement. But UMMC's ceremony provided the first opportunity for Eva-Stina Edholm to wear the traditional mortar board and robe.

AHA recognizes University Heart for higher standard of care

University of Mississippi Health Care recently qualified for the American Heart Association's "Mission: Lifeline" Bronze Performance Achievement Award in recognition of University Heart's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care that effectively improves survival from the deadliest type of heart attack.

UMHC, SON's joint venture turns staff nurses into educators

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing warns that the U.S. is facing a nursing shortage that will continue to spread as baby boomers grow older. And even more alarming is the reality that nursing schools are struggling to boost enrollment levels to meet that demand.

Alumni, employees can show UMMC pride right above their bumpers

Move over, "I Care for Animals," "Conserving Wildlife" and "I Love Mississippi." Make way for a new car tag message in the state.

School of Medicine among nation's best at providing physicians to rural areas

With the hopes for national health-care reform turning on the increased use of primary-care physicians, it's good to know that this medical school is among the best in the country at producing rural physicians.

Donning new coats

Dr. Gregory Guyton, keynote speaker at the School of Medicine Class of 2010's Long Coat Ceremony, helps Arlene Rose Chiemprabha into her new coat May 20 at the Jackson Convention Center.

Nurses receive pins

BSN student Rachel Lynn Moore receives a pin from her grandmother, Rachel Whitehead of Greenville, during the School of Nursing Class of 2010's Pinning Ceremony May 20 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Emergency Medicine goes to Washington

Representatives from UMMC's Department of Emergency Medicine visited Washington D.C. May 17-21 to meet with U.S. legislators to discuss "patients' rights and ability to visit an emergency department" during implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to Dr. Jonathan S. Jones, second from right, assistant professor of emergency medicine and associate program director in emergency medicine. Chatting with U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi's third district, center, are Dr. Rick Carlton, left, professor emeritus of emergency medicine, Dr. Jason Lowe, second from left, resident, and Dr. Jason Black, right, resident.