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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Ignacio Velasco Martinez and representatives from the nerve regeneration and repair company Axogen say they have completed a first in medical literature: successfully reconnecting the two cut ends of a nerve in patient Violet Thompson’s face with an allograft. The procedure was done during a surgery to remove a benign but disfiguring tumor. Read More
Friday, May 24, 2019
The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Friday conferred degrees to 853 students who are beginning their careers in the health sciences, or entering into a new chapter of an existing one in this state and beyond. Read More
Friends and colleagues of Dr. Roddy Scarbrough, who has risen to the highest ranks of organized dentistry, describe him as down to earth, humble and incredibly dedicated to the profession. Scarbrough, who has devoted much of his life to making sure dentists’ voices are heard, is the most recent recipient of the Dental Alumnus of the Year Award.
Published on Monday, February 11, 2019
The School of Dentistry completed a massive service project last week, providing free dental care to 1,444 underserved and uninsured children, adults and veterans, beating last year’s record. The weeklong event gave students and volunteers from several UMMC schools the opportunity to learn and to see patients under faculty supervision.
During Give Kids a Smile Day, School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students provided free dental care to hundreds of children from elementary schools in Jackson. The effort demonstrated one of the Medical Center's unique roles of service to the community.
Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019
During their days at UMMC, Dr. Jason Griggs and Alana Bowman work in the School of Dentistry and in the School of Population Health, respectively. But on evenings and weekends, the husband-and-wife team travel back hundreds of years through time with the Society for Creative Anachronism.
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