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PT students, staff dine with clinical therapists

Dr. Min Huang, left, professor of physical therapy, and Alyssa Bradford, University Hospital physical therapist, visit during a luncheon as part of a national celebration of physical therapy Oct. 24 at the School of Health Related Professions building.

The Physical Therapy Program’s faculty and students treated all of UMMC’s clinical therapists to the potluck meal to build relationships and foster collaboration between academic and clinical staff.

Compliance training deadline Friday

The Medical Center employees' mandatory annual compliance training will be available online on HealthStream through Friday, Nov. 30.

No make-up sessions will be offered. Those who fail to complete the training on time will be subject to disciplinary action.

To access the training, visit the UMMC intranet and select "HealthStream" under the "General Information" tab. For more information, call the Office of Integrity and Compliance at 5-3944.

Jackson Free Clinic staff honor Clark

Stephen Sills, center, fourth-year medical student and director of the Jackson Free Clinic, presents a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Jerry Clark, chief student affairs officer, Nov. 21 at the student-run clinic while Jackson Free Clinic staff look on.

In honor of Clark's continuous service to the clinic, the students named the clinic's student workroom after him.  (Enlarge Photo)

UMMC announces December blood drive

Mississippi Blood Services personnel will visit the Medical Center Dec. 3-7 for UMMC's quarterly blood drive.

All donors will receive an MBS T-shirt. Identification is required to donate blood.

Times, dates and places for the drive include:

* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine and at the University Hospital entrance;

* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, between the Guyton Research Center and the School of Medicine;

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the School of Dentistry lounge;

* 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Batson Children's Hospital entrance;

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Bailey Avenue entrance to the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center;

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the University Hospital entrance; and

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the second-floor conference center at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information about UMMC's blood drive, call Renee Howard at 4-2884 or send her an e-mail at

Ready, Set, Glow! event benefits JFC

Clark Waller, second from left, third-year medical student, receives a check on behalf of the Jackson Free Clinic from the School of Medicine class of 2015 during the clinic’s open house Nov. 17.

The class raised the money at its Ready, Set, Glow! 5k race.

Representatives from the class on hand for the presentation are, from left, Linley Harvie, Billy Jefferson and Kelly Doremus.

Flu vaccine still available to staff, students

The Office of Student/Employee Health is still offering the flu vaccine free to all Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers.

The goal is to have a 90-percent flu vaccine compliance rate. Remember to protect yourself, your family, your coworkers and our patients by getting the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

UMMC staff receive service recognition

The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries this week:

30 Years

* Monday Ohwofasa, associate director, Environmental Services

25 Years

* Kim Temple, specialist, Clinical Documentation

15 Years

* William Bailey, flight/transport nurse, Helicopter Transport

* Christy Hough, assistant, Human Resources

* Barbara Kellett, director, Internal Audit

* Dr. Mary Kosek, associate professor of pediatric neonatology

* Helvi Price, associate professor, Academic Information Services

* Michael Watson, health information services technician, School of Medicine

10 Years

* Ebony Burleigh, health information services technician, University Physicians

* Kim Johnson, unit secretary, 3 South

* Dora Mills, inpatient nurse, 2 North

5 Years

* Teresa Crum, pharmacy supervisor, Holmes County Hospital

* Lauren Funchess, inpatient nurse, Wiser Labor and Delivery/Surgery

* Kimberly Paz, insurance verification specialist, Cardiology

* Kwang Yu, graduate assistant, Microbiology

* Cameron Whitehead, case manager, Coordinated Care

Tetel to present neurobiology seminar

TetelDr. Marc J. Tetel, associate professor and neuroscience program director at Wellesley College, will present "Nuclear Receptor Coactivators: The New Players in Steroid Action in Brain and Behavior" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in room G151 in the Guyton Library.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is presented by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences.

For more information, call Lisa Boyd at 4-1640.   

Crawley to speak at annual neuroscience event

CrawleyDr. Jacqueline Crawley, Robert E. Chason Chair in Translational Research at the MIND Institute, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, will present "Mouse Models of Autism to Test Hypotheses about Causes and to Discover Treatments" from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Crawley's presentation is part of the annual Neuroscience and Behavior Research Day event sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences and the Mississippi Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

A poster presentation is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon in the conference center.

For more information, call Linda LaBier at 4-5898. 

Jingle jog to benefit Children’s Cancer Clinic

JBJ guyThe third annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K and one-mile Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The event will take place in conjunction with the Jingle Bell Market and the Pearl Christmas Parade.

Proceeds from the jog will benefit the Children's Cancer Clinic at Batson Children's Hospital. The fun run will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the run/walk will follow at 7:45 a.m.

Participants must register at packet pick-up or on race day. For more information, call Dana Cole at 4-2712, e-mail or visit

Adult ER corridor to close for renovation

const signAs part of the Adult Emergency Renovation Project, a portion of the corridor adjacent to the adult ER will be closed for construction beginning Monday, Dec. 3.

Detour signs will be posted in the area to help pedestrians find an alternative route around the construction site. The corridor is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks.

For more information, call the Construction Department at 4-1410. 

Sarkar to give Cancer Institute presentation

sarkarDr. Fazlul Sarkar, professor of pathology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University, will present "Deregulation of MicroRNAs and Their Targets by Natural Agents: Translational Research" at noon on Monday, Dec. 3, in room G-151 on the first floor of the Arthur Guyton Research Library.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. The seminar is sponsored by the UMMC Cancer Institute.

For more information, call 5-6802. 

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