CenterView: February 01, 2016
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Each weekday at 11 a.m., radio listeners throughout Mississippi have an opportunity to learn about their health - and maybe have a chuckle or two. Five Medical Center faculty members take turns hosting Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Southern Remedy call-in radio show each day, which occasionally features many other UMMC experts.
Dr. Adolfo Correa has been the interim director of the Jackson Heart Study since 2013, but now he can remove the first word from that title. A professor of medicine and pediatrics at UMMC, Correa has decades of experience in epidemiological research and is committed to eliminating health disparities in Mississippi.
The routine was exhausting: Get up, drive a good 60 miles to work, rush home, spend hours on kidney dialysis and another 30 minutes making sure her infusion site wasn’t bleeding, and tumble into bed at midnight or later. And do it again the next day. But this week, LaToya Colenberg-Eakins’ schedule changed when she got a new kidney at UMMC.
Is a supplement on your bathroom shelf a treatment for one of pregnancy’s most serious illnesses? Leaders of two Medical Center pharmacology labs think so. While Dr. Babbette LaMarca and Dr. Jennifer Sasser are using different therapies, mechanisms and models in their experiments, one thing is similar: the treatments are working.
When it comes to a mid-career doctorate, most professionals don’t have the time to waste on theoretical learning. They need a program that will enhance their skill-set with practical, applicable knowledge. The Doctor of Health Administration program at the School of Health Related Professions leads students to create a problem-solving plan of action that can be implemented upon graduation.
An ambitious project to rejuvenate critical services at UMMC Holmes County is giving residents a new ED and more patient-friendly rehabilitative therapy services – and there’s more to come, including expansion of clinics and improvements to lab and radiology space. The $4 million building program is an economic boost to the town of Lexington and further expands the Medical Center’s footprint in the state.