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Dr. Hannah Gay to get honorary degree

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Aug. 9. Gay will also was the speaker for the graduation ceremony, which honored graduate students on the Hattiesburg campus. Gay, a Mississippi native, received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at ...

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DHS, Children's Rights reaches yet another agreement

JACKSON — Mississippi officials and a group that sued over the state’s child welfare system have reached a third settlement. At the center of the new proposal is the hiring of a “director for sustainable transformation” at the Mississippi Department of Human Services to oversee efforts to improve the agency’s ability to protect and support children in foster care. Marcia ...

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AIDS trial group inspired by curing of baby at UMMC

JACKSON — An international group devoted to pediatric AIDS treatment is taking on a long-term global trial in hopes of replicating the success a University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher achieved in curing a baby born to an HIV-positive woman. And although Dr. Hannah Gay, Mississippi’s leading pediatric AIDS specialist, won’t be directly involved, “I will be following it with ...

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Survey ranks state 49th in U.S. for well-being of children

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A new national survey ranks Mississippi 49th overall for the well-being of children. The Anne E. Casey Foundation has done its Kids Count survey 24 years, and this is the first time Mississippi has not ranked 50th. New Mexico is in that spot now. The survey says Mississippi ranks 48th in education and health, showing improvements in ...

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Lawmakers to introduce bill making kindergarten mandatory

JACKSON — Momentum may be building toward making kindergarten mandatory in Mississippi. At least four senators plan to introduce bills requiring 5-year-olds to attend school, and at least one House member also plans such a bill. The Education Commission of the States says Mississippi would become the 15th state to make kindergarten attendance mandatory. The state’s public schools have been ...

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