About Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Pledges and Contributions

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMMC has enjoyed a national reputation as one of the premiere programs in the country. In large measure, this is reflective of your extraordinary support. Members of our faculty lead organizations such as the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Faculty, fellows and residents produce award-winning research that has been used to modify our clinical practices. In conjunction with the Mississippi Section, ACOG, the UMMC OB/GYN Alumni Association and the Winfred L. Wiser Society, we sponsor continuing education programs to serve your needs as you provide the highest level of clinical care to your patients.

Maintaining the department requires a tremendous commitment. Mississippi and UMMC School of Medicine have provided financial resources, even during a time of budgetary shortfalls. However, to maintain the highest standards that we demand (and that you have come to expect), additional resources are needed. Your contribution will help maintain patient care, education, and research at the highest level possible.

  • UMMC Office of Development

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's special funds include, but are not limited to:

  • Endowment Trust for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology - The Endowment is unique among departments at the Medical Center. Through your generosity the Endowment has met its initial financial goal and is funding a number of promising pilot research projects, which have provided the basis for solid proposals for grants from outside funding agencies. The principal of the Endowment is held in perpetuity, and only the interest is expended.
  • Winfred L. Wiser Chair of Gynecologic Surgery - The Wiser Chair is one of only eight endowed positions at the Medical Center. Like the Endowment, the corpus remains intact and only the interest can be used to support research, education and other projects in Gynecologic Surgery. No funds will be used to support the person who holds the Chair itself.
  • OB/GYN Resident and Fellow Education Fund - The fund may only be used for special resident and fellow projects, travel to medical conferences, and other educational needs.
  • Bryan D. Cowan Research Fund - The fund is used to award a stipend to a medical student who shares his passion for OB/GYN research.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Unrestricted Fund - These funds will be used to support the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information

  • Bretta Blackman, Business Administrator
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    (601) 984-5391