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The night's honorees or their representatives, with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, back row, third from left, are, back row, from left: Hall of Fame inductees Dr. Richard deShazo; Dr. Leigh Neely, accepting for her late father, Dr. William

Ever-inspiring and ‘never forgotten’: Physicians swell honor roll of Medical Center elite

Monday, August 1, 2022

Pioneers in pediatric care, a groundbreaker in gastroenterology, stalwart surgeons, prototypes in public health, accomplished figures in family medicine, and others accepted awards, applause and medals during the 2022 UMMC Medical Alumni Awards Dinner. Eight outstanding School of Medicine alumni and/or former faculty members were in the limelight, sharing it with an accomplished contingent from the Class of 1972. Read More

North Pike High School's Ashley Hodges, right, and Cerigan Belle, a student at Aberdeen High, practice chest compressions during Basic Life Support Training for the July session of Mosaic.

‘The best day of my life’: Rural-focused outreach captivates the future hope of health care

Monday, July 18, 2022

It has been an eventful summer of enrichment for young learners in Mississippi, thanks to several Medical Center outreach programs. The latest, Mosaic, concentrated on high school students from the state’s rural areas, where the need for improved access to care is profound. Read More

Breathing new life into health care diversity: Choctaw students recruited at UMMC

Almost two dozen Choctaw high school juniors and seniors took a 90-minute bus ride to the Medical Center last week for a morning of discovery. For several UMMC schools, it was a new recruiting opportunity; for the visitors, it was a chance to learn more about themselves and their health care dreams.

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

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.

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Applications to schools amount to a ‘small miracle’

The outbreak of COVID-19 may have brought this country to a standstill, especially in the beginning, but for many future nurses and doctors, their dreams remained alive. Not only did the ravages of the pandemic fail to stop many from applying to the Medical Center’s schools of nursing and medicine, some students say the sight of suffering patients motivated them, more than ever, to stick with it.

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

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

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.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UMMC accelerates drive for diversity in health care careers

Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Distinguished faculty earn title named for medical school savior

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: SOM grad’s heart for children shaped by faces of pain

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

New grant makes real IMPACT on state's rural primary care

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021

Viral reflections: Alumni unravel pandemic's impact on them

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021

Homeless patient care focus of UMMC students' lesson

Published on Monday, March 29, 2021

Match Day 2021 ends medical students’ ‘nerve-racking’ wait

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021

No ‘Idol’ boast – medical student wins Golden Ticket to Hollywood

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021

#UMMCGrad2020: Bailey relies on family, fortitude to prevail

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020

School of Medicine makes good on PROMISE to foster more diversity

Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020

People of the U: Patrick O'Brien

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

Woodward gets nod for national role in academic medicine

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019

In a tale of two departments, former classmates reunite as chairs

Published on Monday, October 21, 2019

Medicine still mending from Jim Crow era

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019

SOM graduate is orthopaedic surgery trailblazer

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

More leading lights brighten Medical Alumni Chapter’s Hall of Fame

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Residents, welcome to your new life – beginning today

Published on Monday, July 1, 2019

Visual management boards give frontline staff care solutions forum

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019