Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi Medical Center’

UMMC provides treatment in reported first “functional HIV cure”

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is reporting its involvement in what researchers say could be a huge break in the fight to cure HIV infections in children. According to a UMMC press release, a research partnership shared between the medical center, John Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School […] [...]

Jones seated on board

Dr. Jonathan S. Jones, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected as an at-large member to the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Young Physicians Section board of directors. He will serve on the board for one year. Jones took part in the in the YPS board meeting […] [...]

Nationwide helium rationing causes crisis for balloonists, other industries

Instead of a cute arrangement of romantic balloons, you may want to just settle for chocolate and flowers this Valentine’s Day. The global shortage of helium has led to nationwide rationing of the natural resource and the costs are being passed to the customer. That giant tank you see in the corner of the grocery […] [...]

UMMC hoping to enlist young athletes for new baseline concussion test

by Clay Chandler Published: December 14,2012

Tags: brain injury, concussion tests, University of Mississippi Medical Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center is taking advantage of a new use for an old piece of equipment to spark a campaign for young athletes to participate in a new concussion test. Using a Computerized Dynamic Posturography device, which resembles an empty refrigerator, doctors can get an idea of an athlete’s normal equilibrium and balance. […] [...]

Stringer new president

by MBJ Staff Published: December 7,2012

Tags: neck surgery, Scott Stringer, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Scott Stringer of Ridgeland, University of Mississippi Medical Center chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, has assumed the presidency of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology. The organization’s past president-elect, Stringer will now serve a two-year term as president. Stringer was also chosen president-elect of the Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head […] [...]

Read November 16 issue of the MBJ

HEALTHCARE Bryant’s support, $10M grant give new life to medical school plans— by Ted Carter RETAIL ‘Whole Foods Effect’ likely to hit Highland Village— by Clay Chandler BANKING Strong reaction from community banks cited for Basel III delay— by Ted Carter ENERGY PSC to ask utilities to extend small business incentives— by Clay Chandler  HALEY BARBOUR Setting the record […] [...]

Bryant’s support, $10M grant give new life to medical school plans

Last spring turned bleak for supporters of an effort to get a new main education building built for the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson. No bond issue would be coming from the Legislature to back the 151,000 square-foot construction project which the year before had received $4.5 million from legislators for preliminary planning […] [...]

Tom Mosley and MIND Center look at effects of aging on the brain

by Clay Chandler Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Alzheimer's disease, The MIND Center, Tom Mosley, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Tom Mosley is a professor of geriatric medicine and director of the MIND Center at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. His research has centered on the reasons why the brain changes with age, with an emphasis on cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2010, he received the Bud Orgel Award for Distinguished […] [...]

Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse

by Clay Chandler Published: August 12,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center

As different parts of the Affordable Care Act begin to take effect, it could exacerbate an existing problem in Mississippi. Already there isn’t enough faculty to teach nurses to meet existing demand. Nursing professionals say the shortage will deepen if the gap between private sector pay and that of academia isn’t closed at least somewhat. […] [...]

Beebe chosen as chair-elect

Dr. Diane K. Beebe, professor and chair of family medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected chair-elect of the American Board of Family Medicine. Beebe, chair of the Department of Family Medicine since 2007, is past chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine, […] [...]

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