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UMMC promotes Stewart to associate dean

Dr. Jimmy Stewart Jr., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been promoted to associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He continues as residency program director for internal medicine and pediatrics through June 2018. Stewart will oversee faculty evaluations, accreditation and quality improvement and becomes the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council ...

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UMMC names Pittman department chair

Dr. Shannon Pittman has been named chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A faculty member since 2005, Pittman is professor and former vice chair of the department. She has served as residency program director and medical director since 2007. A graduate of Tougaloo College, Pittman earned her M.D. at UMMC and was ...

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Mississippi native Taylor named chair of pediatrics at UMMC

Dr. Mary Taylor, a University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine alumna and professor of pediatrics, was recently named chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She is the first woman and first UMMC graduate to hold the post. She will be the fourth chair of Pediatrics in the 62-year history of the Medical Center, following founding chair Dr. Blair ...

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Jackson Heart Study names Sims chief science officer

Dr. Mario Sims, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the new chief science officer of the Jackson Heart Study. The JHS is a community-based prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease in more than 5,000 African-Americans in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. Initiated in 2000, the study is a partnership between UMMC, ...

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UMC cuts 195 jobs, eliminates 85 positions in budget cut

Special to the MBJ The University of Mississippi Medical Center today announced it is cutting 195 jobs and eliminating another 85 positions in action to address a recent $32.7 million budget cut, part of budgets ordered by Gov. Phil Bryant. The Medical Center has identified $24 million in savings through a combination of reduced spending and enhanced revenues to be realized ...

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UMMC to close two University Wellness Center locations in Jackson

University Wellness Center Downtown and University Wellness Center Northeast, both in Jackson, will close effective April 1, University of Mississippi Medical Center administrators announced today. The action comes as Mississippi’s only academic medical center copes with unanticipated cuts in patient care reimbursement and other budget reductions. Medical Center leadership announced February 22 that departments and units across campus must identify ...

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Caldwell takes nursing post

James Caldwell, who has 30 years experience in the nursing profession, has been named chief nursing officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s hospital campuses in Grenada and Holmes County. Caldwell joins UMMC after serving as chief nursing officer at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. Before that, he was chief nursing officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital in ...

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UMMC doctor honored

Dr. Michael Henderson of University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health-care industry leaders. Henderson and his team have honed in on areas from reducing infection rates through increased hand hygiene to cutting ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE — Medicaid now exchanging patient medical data in real time with with UMMC

By NASH NUNNERY Mississippi is no stranger to producing “firsts” in the health care field. After all, doctors performed both the world’s first human lung and heart transplants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1963 and 1964, respectively. In 2013, UMMC researchers collaborated with other HIV experts in the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected ...

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Woodward eyes accrediting post

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is on track to direct the organization setting medical education standards across the United States and Canada. On July 1, she will become chair-elect of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for 12 months before taking over ...

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