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Seeing patients in the new Interventional Radiology Suite beginning in September are, from left, Dr. Timothy McCowan, Department of Radiology chair; Dr. Akash Patel, chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology; and Dr. J. Henry Williams, interventional radiologist.

New Interventional Radiology Suite offers state-of-the-art care

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Medical Center patients in need of life-changing imaging services will receive care in a new, state-of-the-art facility with cutting-edge equipment that’s among the most elite in the nation. The Department of Radiology’s spacious Intervention Radiology Suite replaces services formerly housed in older, cramped quarters on campus. Read More

Jocelyn Rollins, left, and Channelle Hunter, advanced practice nurse practitioners, round to patient rooms in the CVICU.

Critical care expertise, experience define the 'C' in ICU

Monday, August 24, 2020

Patients in UMMC's four intensive care units have treatment teams that include board-certified critical care physicians and a wealth of acute-care providers from multiple specialties and subspecialties. These providers are resources that smaller, more rural hospitals don’t have, and they can make all the difference in the level and quality of care patients receive. Read More

New division to expand genetic testing as a health care force

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.

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

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

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.

Published on Monday, August 5, 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

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

Published on Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019

Primary defection: Young adults choose convenience over commitment

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

Allaying pain, affirming life: Palliative care team meets patients in their 'sacred place'

Published on Monday, October 8, 2018

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

STEMI receiving center ensures swift care for heart attack patients

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

When is an antibiotic the right medicine? New team giving advice

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Procedure eases complications related to fluid around lungs

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018