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Dr. Joe Maher is the director of the Department of Medicine's newly-created Division of Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine.

New division to expand genetic testing as a health care force

Monday, August 12, 2019

Genetic testing is becoming a force in health care, promising to reveal exactly who is at risk of certain inherited diseases, enabling earlier, life-saving diagnoses and treatment, and more. At UMMC, its impact, now and for the future, has been acknowledged with the creation of the Division of Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine under the direction of Dr. Joe Maher. Read More

Teresa Coleman of Brookhaven, center, a kidney cancer patient, talks to her nurse, Michele Harrison, and her medical oncologist, Dr. Clark Henegan, during a recent visit.

U.S. News lists UMMC's cancer program among tops in nation

Monday, August 5, 2019

After reviewing data from 885 cancer treatment centers nationwide, U.S. News and World Report placed the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute’s patient program among the top 10 percent in the nation. Read More

Taking up residents: Projects pursue greater doctor relevance, well-being

New ways of training residents – physicians learning their specialties – are part of the brainchild of the American Medical Association, which funded eight projects to better prepare physicians for the realities of medical practice and the health care system. UMMC is one of the institutions charged with changing the face of residency training.

Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

UMMC’s antimicrobial stewardship program receives national kudos

Dr. Jason Parham and his antimicrobial stewardship team are educating providers on optimizing the use of antibiotics driven by the right diagnosis, the right drug, the right dose, the right route of delivery and the right duration. The group's tireless efforts have been recognized by a national society as among the best of those with a Center of Excellence designation.

Published on Monday, July 15, 2019

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents' health challenges

UMMC has joined 15 other universities in a six-year, $21.4 million study aimed at understanding why people in rural areas of the southern U.S. have a higher risk of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Sponsored by the NIH, the study will eventually recruit participants from two northern Mississippi counties.

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

A 'culture of care:' Pediatrician translates lessons from family to clinic

In many ways, Dr. Manisha Sethi’s family shaped the way she practices medicine today. From her parents and sister, she learned to value service to others, to persist in the pursuit of excellence and to put the phrase “that’s impossible” in its place.

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019