CenterView: August 19, 2013
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New School of Pharmacy students, from left, Jennifer Hockings, Ramata Sakhanakho and Christa Curtis
For first-year dental student Niketa Thompson, the professional journey that led her to the University of Mississippi Medical Center started in a far-flung jungle of the Amazon.
Patricia King Pages and Bob King remember their mother, Florence King, as a lady with strong values who was committed to excellence in everything she did. They also remember her passion for excellence in nursing and hospital management, which was the role King served at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 1977-1984.
Twenty years ago, Kevin Cook bypassed law school and joined the Marine Corps because he wanted to learn how to become a leader.
In its final issue dated Dec. 15, 2008, “This Week,” the former flagship publication of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, alluded to an as-yet-unnamed successor periodical that promised to greet readers in the coming year with “a new name, a new design, color photographs and some new content.”
Dr. James Corbett’s wry sense of humor shows through when he explains that writing textbooks is a labor of love.
Several eminent Medical Center leaders were honored during the UMMC Medical Alumni Awards Dinner Aug. 17 at the Fairview Inn in Jackson. Dr. Owen B. “Bev” Evans, front row, right, was named the alumni chapter’s Distinguished Medical Alumnus. The other recipients were winners of the chapter’s 2013 Hall of Fame Awards: the late Dr. Wallace Conerly, Dr. J.J. (Buddy) Connors, Dr. Robert L. Elliott Jr., Dr. Norman C. Nelson and the late Dr. Winfred L. Wiser. Accepting the hall of fame awards are, front row from left, Wiser’s daughter Joan Van Hooser and Nelson, and back row, from left, Elliott, Wiser’s son Nick Wiser, Connors, Nelson’s son Norman Nelson Jr., and Conerly’s sons Al Conerly and Charlie Conerly. (Enlarge Photo)
Work is continuing on what will be the new Cardiovascular Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Construction on the facility, located in the heart of campus behind University Hospital, began in February 2012. Designed by architecture firm CDFL, the building will include three cardiac catheterization labs, two electrophysiology labs, 17 private patient recovery rooms, a non-invasive cardiovascular department, staff offices and a conference room. Chris Burney, executive director for planning, design and construction, said the project is moving along smoothly and “should be fully enclosed by early 2014.”