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SNDA Impressions Program courts prospective dental students

SNDA Impressions Program courts prospective dental students

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry put its best foot forward on Thursday, March 23, for the 2017 Impressions Program hosted by the UMMC chapter of the Student...

Learning through play part of Doctors’ Day celebration

Learning through play part of Doctors’ Day celebration

Carter Griffin of Brandon had teeth on his mind Saturday. Specifically, happy ones and sad ones.Dental students from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry were helping him decide which plastic pretend foods - think broccoli and carrots...

Bailey is SHRP pick for alumna of the year

Bailey is SHRP pick for alumna of the year

Dr. Jessica Bailey always knew she wanted to be in health care, but education wasn't originally in her career plans.Honored as Alumnus of the Year during SHRP Alumni Day Friday, the dean of the School of Health Related Professions and chair of...

Whack a hacker before they sink your security

Whack a hacker before they sink your security

It's easy, and it's not: Playing Whack-A-Mole by popping on the head pretend moles that peep out of their holes, with the bobbing moles gaining momentum to make it harder for the player to keep up.Can you reinvent that arcade game to put the hammer...

Texas surgeon breaks silence on racial disparities

Texas surgeon breaks silence on racial disparities

Since the age of 4, Dr. Brian Williams, a black man, an Air Force veteran, a trauma surgeon, an associate professor of surgery and a general surgery residency program director at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, experienced acts of...

Researcher’s goal: Putting an end to diabetes epidemic

Researcher’s goal: Putting an end to diabetes epidemic

Used to be, diabetes was seen as a disease of the older, obese adult.Today, that's not necessarily so.“When I was a med student, Type 2 diabetes was unheard of in a child. Today, there's a paradigm shift,” said Dr. Gerald Shulman, the George R....

Game, set, Match Day: big finish for med students’ hopes

Game, set, Match Day: big finish for med students’ hopes

To view a photo gallery from Match Day 2017, click here.Years ago, when he was trying to pick a career, Robbie Aru shadowed, among others, a financial analyst, engineer, lawyer and the man who used to sew up his wounds.On Friday, Robbie Aru made it...

People of the U: Camille Richards

People of the U: Camille Richards

If you refer to Camille Richards in terms of a “CHIK,” she won't get offended.That's short for Congenital Hearts in a Kayak. Richards, the Medical Center's nurse practitioner director of the adult congenital heart program, is crusading to increase...

UMMC financial action plan addresses revenue shortfall

UMMC financial action plan addresses revenue shortfall

The University of Mississippi Medical Center today announced its financial action plan to address unanticipated reductions to patient care reimbursement and other revenues currently totaling $32.7 million.The Medical Center has identified $24...

Thankful Triplett siblings make $1 million gift to children's campaign

Thankful Triplett siblings make $1 million gift to children's campaign

Liz Triplett Walker has always had strong ties to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children's of Mississippi  She spent 13 years at UMMC as an oncology social worker, volunteers with Friends of Children's Hospital, a nonprofit...

Epic’s vital sign capture saves caregiver time

Epic’s vital sign capture saves caregiver time

When Lesley Colwell provides care for children in Batson Children's Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, she spends a little more time at their bedside than she could a week ago.An Epic program that automatically gathers patients' vital signs...

Dr. Sasser goes to Washington

Dr. Sasser goes to Washington

Most Americans communicate with their representatives through emails, voice mails or tweets. A University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty member talked to hers - and several others - face-to-face in Washington, D.C.Dr. Jennifer Sasser,...

Improved family time among CAY interaction therapy goals

Improved family time among CAY interaction therapy goals

Mia Nasif immersed herself in play, naming each of the residents of a two-story doll house.“There's mommy, and daddy, and grandma,” she said before the doll family began a pretend adventure involving a raccoon and a bear.“Mia, share the little girl...

Students self-prescribe healing language in Spanish, French

Students self-prescribe healing language in Spanish, French

Patients sometimes have no idea what health care professionals are talking about (“Edema”? Is that a Disney princess or a disease?)But when those professionals literally don't speak the patients' language, the communication gap can become a...

People of the U: Adam Dungey

People of the U: Adam Dungey

If you hear Adam Dungey singing a little gospel music on the job in UMMC's bariatric program, he comes by it naturally.“My grandfather had a gospel quartet all my life,” said Dungey, a Clinton resident and the Medical Center's administrator for...

Group wants Mississippians to #GetScreened4Dak

Group wants Mississippians to #GetScreened4Dak

A statewide group working to lower colorectal cancer deaths is getting help from a popular sports figure to increase screening and grassroots help to raise money for its work.Help comes from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott who is...

Home visits help babies transition from NICU

Home visits help babies transition from NICU

A healthy baby home sooner.That's the goal of a new partnership between Children's of Mississippi and Sta-Home, a home health agency based in Jackson.The dilemma, said Fran Malenzi, director of newborn services for the University of Mississippi...

School of Nursing earns Governor's Award for JPS partnership

School of Nursing earns Governor's Award for JPS partnership

Coming to the table with potential partners and listening first, then responding with solutions, is a practice familiar to the faculty and students at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. That engagement technique is a testament to why...

Coffee, conversation connect international community

Coffee, conversation connect international community

The University of Mississippi Medical Center attracts talent from six continents. However, even these physicians, scientists, professionals and students may need help navigating local customs, language and rules.Take for example Dr. Lili Shi, a...

New heart surgery leader put gloves on right after Batson arrival

New heart surgery leader put gloves on right after Batson arrival

Dr. Brian Kogon was eager to begin his new job as the chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery for Children's of Mississippi. His first day of work was Monday, Jan. 30, and by Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, he was in the operating room, mending the...

Dental Hygiene move promotes interprofessional education

Dental Hygiene move promotes interprofessional education

Try to imagine a dentist's office without a dental hygienist. It's difficult. A dentist and a dental hygienist go together like peanut butter and jelly. There are few, if any, dental offices without a hygienist to provide twice yearly cleanings...

It's 'all hands on deck' at the UM School of Dentistry for Give Kids A Smile

It's 'all hands on deck' at the UM School of Dentistry for Give Kids A Smile

“What do you think a dentist uses to record the shape of your teeth in case they need to be replaced?”Dr. Jason Griggs, associate dean for research and chair of biomedical materials science at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry,...

End to cancer treatment rings true for Yazoo City native

End to cancer treatment rings true for Yazoo City native

The rigors of chemotherapy and radiation for her breast cancer all but rang Lorraine Hinton's bells over the past year.Today, she returned the favor.“I'm probably going to cry. I'm a crier,” the Yazoo City native said minutes before she tugged a...

Students sink teeth into dental research

Students sink teeth into dental research

Sixteen students presented their research at the 2017 School of Dentistry research day February 21 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.“This has been an exciting year for research in the School of...

Facebook group debuts just for People of the U

Facebook group debuts just for People of the U

If you're one of the roughly 10,000 Mississippians that list the University of Mississippi Medical Center as your employer, next time you're on Facebook, go to UMMC: People of the U. It's likely you'll see a familiar face or two.It's the...