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Hybrid Plastics technology used in world's first synthetic organ transplant

HATTIESBURG — Technology from a Mississippi company has been used in an international medical breakthrough: Hybrid Plastics’ unique technology called POSS (Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane) was recently used to enable the world’s first synthetic organ transplant. In the surgery performed in June 2011 in Sweden, a terminally ill cancer patient received a new trachea, or windpipe, made from his own stem ...

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DRMC announces chief of staff

Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is pleased to announce Robert L. Curry, M.D., Urologist, as its new Chief of Staff.  As Chief of Staff, Curry will serve as Chief Medical Officer, as well as on the Board of Trustees at DRMC. Stansel Harvey, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at DRMC says, “Dr. Hayek did a remarkable job as Chief of Staff ...

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced it is ...

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Private money, new stadium for Jackson State football loom as roadblocks for UMMC mega facility

There are two major hurdles to clear if the area around University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is to become a medical research and treatment “city.” Jackson State University has to relinquish control and management of Veterans Memorial Stadium, and hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment from new and existing medical facilities has to be gathered. One ...

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Martin installed as president

A member of the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. James Martin, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UMMC, was installed in Washington, D.C., as president of the 53,000-member organization that is the leading group of physicians providing health care for women. Martin, a member ...

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Global Obesity Summit held this week in Jackson

Source: Press release JACKSON — The Global Obesity Summit 2010 will be held this week at the Jackson Convention Center. Internationally renowned scientists, clinicians, state leaders, business leaders, and health care policy makers will discuss innovative solutions to the causes of obesity, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches. This summit marks the founding of the Center for Obesity, Nutrition and ...

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Federal biomedical research director, UMMC grad, lectures Friday

Source: UMMC press release JACKSON — One of the nation’s top scientists and director of the federal agency charged with mobilizing production of last year’s H1N1 flu vaccine, the largest amount in U.S. history, will give the University of Mississippi School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences 2010 Research Day Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Friday. Dr. Robin Robinson received ...

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UMMC 1st in MS to implant new heart device

JACKSON – A University of Mississippi Health Care surgical team placed the state’s first implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Jackie Kirkman of Tupelo, improving her chances for an eventual heart transplant. The LVAD, called a bridge to transplantation, is a mechanical blood pump that assumes some of the work for the heart. It’s reserved for end-stage heart failure ...

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CON battle continues

Hospitals sue UMMC and Health Department over CON decision Three area hospitals have filed a civil suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the state Health Department. They are requesting a court ruling on whether UMMC is exempt from state certificate of need (CON) law regarding the purchase an expensive radiosurgery device that is ...

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He’s a man on a MISSION

Keeton intends to make med school one of the premier institutions in America No margin, no mission.” That’s a motto of Dr. James E. “Jimmy” Keeton, University of Mississippi Medical Center’s new vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine who is six months into his new position. Keeton was among the leadership team under previous ...

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