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Nena Hawkins uses a dental light curing unit to activate a dual-cured resin cement through an all-ceramic sample that later will be laser irradiated and tested to determine bond strength.

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Monday, November 15, 2021

For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed. Read More

Dr. Lee Brown, assistant professor, talks with incoming radiological science students during orientation Thursday.

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Monday, August 16, 2021

Those who learn, teach and lead among the Medical Center’s rollcall of schools are, of course, also up against the pandemic’s growing list of deficits and demands – in the clinic and the classroom. At UMMC, COVID-19 has already had a profound impact on education, most certainly for all time. Read More

Sky’s the limit for SHRP’s first OTD graduates

When members of the first Doctor of Occupational Therapy class in the School for Health Related Professions graduated in May, they entered the workforce with a much deeper education than master’s level graduates. The OTD students delved into patient care, and also concepts related to leadership, management, specialty practice and scholarly activities, which armed them to explore both traditional and non-traditional OT settings.

Published on Monday, June 28, 2021

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

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.

Published on Monday, June 14, 2021

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

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.”

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

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

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

Medical scribe program strives to deliver the write fit

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

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

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