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CenterView: November 02, 2015

CenterView is published every other week, and is the internal publication of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Content features news of interest for and about Medical Center faculty, staff, and students. Content may be reprinted with appropriate credit.

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Revised, streamlined announcements address risks, decrease confusion

The Medical Center is introducing several new emergency codes and revising some of its existing codes to align with the best health-care practices nationally. The revisions are helping UMMC alert the campus community to the most extreme incidents that can jeopardize lives and safety, from a child patient abduction to a hazardous waste spill.

Run for the Ribbons raises awareness of gynecologic cancers

JACKSON, Miss. – Brandon resident Debbie Gamblin had surgery a year ago in her quest to beat uterine cancer, the most common of all gynecologic malignancies.

Ketogenic diet can bring success when epilepsy medications fail

An obscure diet is bringing hope to children whose epileptic seizures are not controlled with medication. Dr. Brad Ingram, a UMMC pediatric neurologist, and Ellen Wallace, a UMMC dietitian, are finding success for patients from Mississippi and surrounding states, such as 6-year-old Bradley Harris of Ocean Springs, for whom the diet is a life-saving last resort.

Adolescent medicine experts ease teen transition to adulthood

Adolescence is a time of great change for kids ages 10-18. Medical issues common in that group – among them anxiety, depression, eating disorders and destructive behavior -- can be difficult to treat and manage. A new Adolescent and Young Adult Health Clinic at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers expertise in adolescent medicine to ease their transition into adulthood.

Crowder shapes vision for ophthalmology

Dr. Kimberly Crowder is no stranger to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A 1999 School of Medicine graduate, she stayed for her residency, then joined the faculty. Her experience as ophthalmology residency program director and the tutelage she received from her mentor, former Department of Ophthalmology chair Dr. C.J. Chen, were key in her appointment to succeed Chen.