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MPB’s Southern Remedy to focus on trauma

Southern Remedy LogoMississippi Public Broadcasting has announced that its Southern Remedy franchise will begin airing a monthly news-style television program. The series comes in addition to the weekly “Southern Remedy” radio call-in show and periodic television documentaries.
“We are looking forward to this new component of Southern Remedy,” said host Dr. Rick deShazo, the Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at UMMC. “This monthly medium will give us an opportunity to cover more of the health news making headlines today.”
The first episode is set to air Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. and will focus on the high rate of trauma cases in our state. In 2010, there were over 25,000 reported cases of trauma in Mississippi.
“Trauma is the leading cause of death in Mississippi for people ages one to forty-four -- a pretty sobering statistic when you realize that most trauma is preventable,” said deShazo.
deShazo will explore why this high rate of trauma exists in Mississippi and learn how the problem can be mitigated. He will speak with members of the trauma team at UMMC including Chief of Trauma Dr. John Porter and Professor of Pathology Dr. Brad Brimhall.  deShazo will also hear from Michael Arinder with American Medical Response and from officials at the Mississippi Department of Health about the state-wide trauma system put in place to save lives in the quickest manner possible.
“Southern Remedy” coverage of trauma will be followed by episodes highlighting bodybuilding in Mississippi, airing June 27, and the West Nile Virus, airing July 25.

Harris speaks at HCC commencement

Dr. Janet Harris, chief nursing executive officer at University Hospitals and Health System, talks with Dr. Clyde Muse, Hinds Community College president, after speaking at the college's commencement ceremony May 16 in Raymond.

Harris told the nearly 200 nursing and allied health graduates that "attitude is everything" and to "come to work every day proud to have a job, challenged by the work that you do and eager to make a difference in the lives around you on a daily basis."

The photo is courtesy of the Department of Community Relations at HCC.

Harvard publication features JHS director

Taylor_HermanDr. Herman Taylor, professor of medicine, director of the Jackson Heart Study and Harvard Medical School alum, was featured in the Winter 2013 edition of Harvard Medicine.

The article by Elizabeth Cooney, "Heart Land: The Pace of Progress against Cardiovascular Disease Has Been Swift, but It Has Left Some Behind," highlights early results of JHS research on the symptoms, risks, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease throughout the nation's diverse population.  You can read the article at

Rivard gives presentation at NIH

Rivard_AndrewDr. Andrew L. Rivard, assistant professor of radiology, presented "Building of a Cardiac Imaging Program in Mississippi: Challenges and Successes" May 2 at the National Institutes of Health in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at Bethesda, Md.

Rivard's talk focused on the growth of advanced cardiac imaging using CT and MRI at the Medical Center with a challenge to provide excellent quality imaging. His presentation emphasized a team approach with the Department of Anesthesia to provide pediatric anesthesia for congenital heart disease.

Rivard also toured the cardiac imaging and critical care facilities at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

CV hallway traffic to be rerouted for renovation

Under_constructionAs part of the ongoing cardiovascular renovation project, a portion of the first-floor corridor adjacent to the CV area where the new University Hospital connects to the former University Hospital just east of the University Hospital Business Office will be closed at night and on weekends for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, May 20, so the contractor can complete the renovation work.

Pedestrians will be notified of alternative routes through the area during the renovation period. For more information, call 4-4126. (View Map)

Pathology faculty welcome Hobart

Hobart_HollyDr. Holly Howard Hobart, an American Board of Medical Genetics-certified clinical cytogeneticist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of pathology.

After receiving a B.A. in economics from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1970, Hobart earned the M.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology in 1984 and the Ph.D. in cytogenetics, genetics, ornithology and evolutionary biology in 1991 at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in human clinical cytogenetics in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis, from 1991-93.

After completing his postdoctoral fellowship and attaining board certification, Hobart served as laboratory director at the Palo Verde Laboratory, Tempe, Ariz., from 1993-1999; as laboratory director, locum tenens, of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada, from 2000-01; as research associate professor and laboratory director of the Nevada Genetics Laboratories and of the Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine from 2001-08; as associate professor and laboratory director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory in the Department of Medical Genetics and the Department of Pathology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine from 2008-11; and as technical director of the Immunogenetics Laboratories at Penrose Hospital, Centura Health, Colorado Springs, from 2011-12. He has since served as temporary laboratory director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory at UMMC.

A fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, Hobart is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Human Genetics, the Association of Genetics Technologists, the International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays (ISCA) Consortium, the Cancer Cytogenomics Microarray Consortium and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the coauthor of 14 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and has authored or coauthored more than 20 presentations nationally.   

Video highlight’s Turner’s first pitch

To view a video of Dan Turner, UMMC Aircare flight nurse, throwing out the first pitch before the May 16 Mississippi Braves-Huntsville Stars game at Trustmark Park, part of the rescheduled “UMMC night” activities, visit (Video). Turner was featured in the cover story of the May 13 edition of CenterView. To view that issue, visit (CenterView).

UMMC staff receive service recognition

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

20 Years

* Brenda Buckhaulter, inpatient nurse, Short Stay Procedure Area

* Dr. Liang-I L. Chang, assistant professor of pediatrics

* Deborah Duncan, inpatient nurse, 2 MICU

* Lovie Kirkwood, technician, Environmental Services

15 Years

* Bridgett Chisolm, supervisor, Pharmacy

* Wendy Harrell, transport RRT, Adult Critical Transport

* Rashida Jenkins, nurse, 2 Children's

* Annie Marshall, inpatient nurse, Medical Surgical Float

* Charles Patton, respiratory therapist, Respiratory Therapy

* Deborah Puckett, inpatient nurse, 3 Children's

10 Years

* Reginald Bass, pharmacy technician, Pharmacy

* Barbara Conway, inpatient nurse, Surgical Suite

* Tammy Gambrel-Lewis, chart review auditor, School of Dentistry (clinical affairs)

* Elizabeth Hand, nurse manager, Batson Specialty Clinic

* Anna Huff, nurse, Newborn ICU

* Glenda Phillips, nurse care coordinator, Batson administration

* Tawanna Roberts, pharmacy technician, Pharmacy

* Patricia Sharp, nurse practitioner, School of Medicine (neurosurgery)

* Rebecca Smith, inpatient nurse, Bone Marrow

* Gina Snyder, inpatient nurse, Surgical Suite

* Ashley Stegall, inpatient nurse, Newborn ICU

5 Years

* Joscelyn Allen, nurse, 2 North

* Megan Atchley, inpatient nurse, 4 Children's

* Latoia Bolton, inpatient nurse, Surgical ICU

* Jessica Burrell, CST, Sterile Processing

* Lauren Callaway, inpatient nurse, Bone Marrow

* Amanda Coleman, inpatient nurse, Batson Emergency Department

* Valerie Fagan, inpatient nurse, Neuroscience ICU

* Misty Gaines, inpatient nurse, Surgical ICU

* Dee Goodwin, patient services coordinator, School of Medicine (oncology)

* Adrian Halbert, cardiovascular nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Cath

* Emily Harbarger, inpatient nurse, Newborn ICU

* Emily Houston, inpatient nurse, 4 Children's

* Diane McBride, inpatient nurse, 3 South

* Alicia Moreau, inpatient nurse, Batson Emergency Department

* Jana Neely, nurse, Bone Marrow

* John Neidigh, researcher, School of Dentistry (biomedical materials science)

* Kristen Nelson, pediatric cardiology nurse, Pediatric ICU

* Randall Peden, inpatient nurse, Bone Marrow

* Richard Risher, nurse ECMO specialist, Pediatric ECMO

* Nancy Ryan, pediatric cardiology nurse, Pediatric ICU

* Holly Scurfield, inpatient nurse, Newborn ICU

* Stacey Smith, nurse care coordinator, Pediatric Cardiovascular

* Stephanie Teague, IR nurse, Interventional Radiology Services

* Heather Walker, inpatient nurse, Bone Marrow

* Kristen Wong, pediatric cardiology nurse, Pediatric ICU

Senior leaders to host MAP meetings in May

MAP_May_graphic RSenior executive leaders will host a series of half-hour Motivating, Achieving and Progressing (MAP) meetings for hospital and clinic employees in May.

Meeting times and dates include: 3:30-4 a.m. on Monday, May 20, in room S123; 2-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre); 10:15-10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in room S123; 2-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in room R153 (lower amphitheatre); 1-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, in the Community Room at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center; and 3-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the Central Billing Office.

For more information about the MAP meetings, call Tonya Moore at 4-4104.   

Kohan to present physiology seminar

kohan_donaldDr. Donald Kohan, Margaret A. Amundsen Endowed Professor of Medicine in the Department of Physiology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, will present "New Insights into Collection Duct Regulation of Volume Homeostasis and Arterial Pressure" from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.

Pasco to give Cancer Institute presentation

Pasco_DavidDr. David S. Pasco, assistant director and research professor, National Center for Natural Products Research, and director, UMMC/NCNPR Cancer Drug Discovery Core, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, will present "Differential Sensitivity of Cancer-related Signaling Pathways to Various Classes of Natural Compounds" at noon on Thursday, May 30, in the room G-151 on the first floor of the Guyton 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.

Zuckerman to present Freeland Lecture

ZuckermanDr. Joseph D. Zuckerman, professor and chairman of orthopaedic surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, will present "Orthopaedic Resident Education: From Bench to Bedside," as part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation's annual Alan E. Freeland Research Lecture Series and Resident Research Day from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, June 7, in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

The program will include research presentations by chief residents Dr. Donald Baker, Dr. Tyler Marks, Dr. Rowland Roberson and Dr. James Woodall.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. For more information, call 4-5153 or email Susan Alexander at

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