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Dr. Deborah Konkle-Parker, professor of medicine, has led the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) study site in Jackson since 2013. Now, she will lead the new MACS-WIHS Combined Cohort Study site in Jackson.

UMMC to expand HIV research

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The national Women’s Interagency HIV Study, which has had a site in Jackson since 2013, will combine with the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study to form a new study. The research will focus on the impact of HIV and its long-term treatment on other chronic health conditions. Read More

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences graduate Aurlivia Deshay Bibbs, right, received the Virginia Stansel Tolbert Award from Dr. Jessica Bailey, dean of the School of Health Related Professions.

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Friday, May 24, 2019

The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Friday conferred degrees to 853 students who are beginning their careers in the health sciences, or entering into a new chapter of an existing one in this state and beyond. Read More

#UMMCGrad19: Nigeria-born SON graduate hopes to open pediatric clinic in home country

Olubusola Hall has overcome challenge after challenge to achieve her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner and eventually providing medical services to children in her home country of Nigeria, where affordable care for many children is not available.

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

SON, NIH team up to reduce cervical cancer in Mississippi

Women in Mississippi have more than triple the risk of dying from cervical cancer compared to women living in Vermont, according to the CDC. The mortality rate is even higher for black women. The School of Nursing and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute are partnering to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths in Mississippi, and hopefully everywhere.

Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019

SON recognized for outstanding work in medically underserved Delta school district

The School of Nursing and the South Delta School District received a 2019 Governor’s Award for the work being done in the district's school-based clinics. In an area with no pediatrician and few health professionals, the care from SON nurse practitioners and nurses may be the only quality medical care some children receive.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

SON students, VA nurses form unique partnership

Beginning in March, the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center will host a dedicated education unit for accelerated students in the School of Nursing. Seven SON students will each work alongside a nurse in the VA’s ICU unit to gain real-world knowledge and add to the variety of clinical experiences in the program.

Published on Monday, February 25, 2019

Sharing the pain: Students from four disciplines simulate patient care

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Burgeoning School of Nursing program increases reach in Oxford

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

New program teaches kids to stop, think before making risky decisions

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mobile clinic provides much-needed, convenient care for young and old

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover calls SON dean role ‘greatest privilege of my life’

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Photos: School of Nursing celebrates 70th anniversary with tours, alumni panel

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

‘The shoulders of those who came before us:’ SON turns 70

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ambulance gift allows Lanier students to learn medical transport skills

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Newest JPS school-based clinic helps keep grade-schoolers well

Published on Monday, September 24, 2018

Freshman Early Entry relieves stress for nursing hopefuls

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nursing faculty focus on bringing best practices to bedside

Published on Monday, July 30, 2018

#UMMCGrad18: Adventure beckons School of Nursing graduate

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018

Telehealth leader named nursing Alumnus of the Year

Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018

SON staff, students vote with dollars to determine who'll go 'Over the Edge'

Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

Nursing alum champions high-reliability health care

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

Fuqua's passion for nursing inspires endowed scholarship gift

Published on Monday, February 26, 2018