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Emily Davis, president of UMMC Cares and a second-year medical student, and Courtney Helfrich, director of the Children's Safe Center, carry in boxes and bags of toys.

Medical students turn Santa’s helpers for Children’s Safe Center

Monday, December 19, 2022

The School of Medicine child advocacy group UMMC CARES networked around the state and throughout the country to collect more than 800 toys for Children’s of Mississippi Safe Center patients. CARES, an acronym for Child Advocates Relentlessly Empowering Survivors, is working to raise awareness of the impact of adverse childhood experiences and the need for trauma-informed care. Read More

Dr. Gabrielle Banks, who sees her young patients at the Center for the Advancement of Youth, decided to become a psychologist when a couple of college courses awakened within her a fascination with the human mind.

Leading with Love: Psychologist finds kids at the heart of her calling

Monday, November 21, 2022

Dr. Gabrielle Banks knew, early in her studies, that she was going to become a psychologist; but she had no idea that she would become the kind of psychologist she is today. Encounters with a couple of young patients, including one who had lost part of his vision, helped her see her future. Read More

‘An amazing day’: Pre-Med students flock to UMMC event at JSU

A crew of Medical Center students, staff and physicians, along with faculty from several campus schools, packed up their expertise and took it a few miles across town last week for a first-ever event. From the UMMC contingent, students at Jackson State University learned, among other things, the ins and outs of getting into medical school; along the way, they got a taste of medicine – as a career.

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

New pediatric neurologists hail from Oak Grove, School of Medicine Class of 2015

Dr. Jay Thompson and Dr. Josh Cousin, voted Most Intellectual in their Oak Grove High graduating classes, took different paths that led to the same place: the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where they earned their M.D.s.

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022

‘He saw something in me’: NP shifts to MD in the making

Nicki Lawson believed for a long time that there was only one health care career for her. But, thanks to the words and deeds of colleagues and friends at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, her mind, and career path, have changed.

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022

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

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.

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

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

Published on Monday, July 18, 2022

Photo Gallery: Graduates smile after reaching educational milestone

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

UMMC celebrates 959 May 2022 graduates across six health sciences schools

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022

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

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Applications to schools amount to a ‘small miracle’

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

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

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