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Dr. Penny Rogers, the 2021 SHRP Alum of the Year, has served on the school’s Occupational Therapy Department faculty since 2011.

From visitor to student to faculty, SHRP alum comes full circle

Monday, June 14, 2021

Dr. Penny Rogers vividly remembers coming to the Medical Center as a teenager to visit her brother, who was a patient in the old Children's Circle area long before Batson Children's Hospital had been built. The comforting interaction with the pediatric health care team drew her back to the Jackson campus to study occupational therapy. Now the newly minted professor of occupational therapy has been named the 2021 SHRP Alum of the Year. Read More

Emily Cole is accustomed to the commencement stage as UMMC registrar since 2019. She will ascend the platform to receive her DHA on Thursday.

#UMMCGrad2021: Record-keeper to tassel-turner: Registrar secures DHA in hand

Monday, May 24, 2021

One of the highlights of Emily Cole’s job as UMMC’s registrar is to stand on the commencement stage and hand diploma covers to each school’s dean, who presents them to the freshly minted graduates. This year, after earning her DHA in the School of Health Related Professions. Cole will be on the receiving end of the annual graduation “hand-off.” Read More

Scholars program uncovers mystery behind MLS profession

When high school students think of careers in the medical field, they generally consider becoming doctors, nurses or dentists. But there’s a whole other spectrum of opportunities for them in the allied health professions. Read how a medical laboratory science faculty member is turning youngsters’ heads with a program that could impact Mississippi’s health care future.

Published on Monday, January 4, 2021

#UMMCGrad2020: Health Sciences duo proud to be UMMC’s first C2C grads

Life circumstances caused Margaret McGaugh and Katheryn McCardle to each set aside their academic ambitions to pursue respected careers in health care. Thanks to the Complete to Compete Program offered by the School of Health Related Professions, the health sciences students were both able to pick up the scholarly baton and earn degrees that will enhance their professional futures.

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

Medical scribe program strives to deliver the write fit

At the Medical Center, the duties of a medical scribe – recording a patient’s symptoms, writing patient visit summaries and more – are, mostly, performed by people with other careers, or by students on their way to those careers. But a new program in the School of Health Related Professions will supply graduates dedicated to that profession alone and, it’s hoped, provide physicians greater satisfaction with their own.

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

SHRP gift: Former nursing coordinator's family gives ergonomic donation

The son and niece of a former nursing program coordinator at UMMC have ensured a lasting legacy for their loved one by helping outfit the School of Health Related Professions computer laboratory with chairs and monitor arms. The donation will enhance SHRP students' experience in the relocated lab - and teach a lesson or two in ergonomics, to boot.

Published on Friday, August 23, 2019

Illness keeps rad sciences student from Commencement, not graduation

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: MHS Program bolsters flight nurse’s career opportunities

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

SHRP Alumnus of Year uses D.H.A. skills to lead Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019

Video: Children with Down syndrome make strides with PT faculty's grant

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

UMMC PT in the pros: Sports resident delivers care at Saints camp

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

Video: Saddle up! SHRP students' activities bolster horse trail therapy

Published on Monday, July 23, 2018

#UMMCGrad18: SHRP graduate overcomes rare genetic disorder to earn PT degree

Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Board names Delta physical therapist SHRP Alumnus of the Year

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Faculty member bears witness, scars from voting rights crusades

Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018