These nurses have set aside their stethoscopes for fast processors and computer keyboards to work behind the scenes, contributing to patient care from in front of computer screens.
Ninety percent of cytotechnologists employed in Mississippi, and all of those employed at the Medical Center, received their training at the School for Health Related Professions. The positive impact they’ve had on the health of women in the state is undeniable.
When Brannon Myrick’s first child was born, he felt that something was not exactly “typical.” Although the delivery was uneventful, the doctors and nurses whisked little Leighton Olivia away, leaving Myrick torn between making sure his wife, Lisa, was okay and checking on his new daughter.
If one looked at the statistics, an African American male in the shrinking town of Shelby would have a greater chance of being incarcerated than earning a bachelor’s degree.
For Dr. Jennifer Bain, assistant professor and interim department chair of periodontics and preventive sciences in the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, teaching is about maximizing her ability to reach people and touch lives.
Standardized patients have assisted in medical student training for years. What’s different today is that the students participating are not a group of future M.D.s. Included in this exercise are students from the Schools of Nursing and Health Related Professions.
When JoAnn Vandergriff and her husband, Bill, were planning their retirement, the couple decided to set up a charitable remainder trust, a planned gift that will endow the JoAnn McCullar Vandergriff Scholarship and provide substantial support to the School of Nursing.
Digging through the garbage usually doesn’t bring recognition or an award at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. It depends on what you retrieve and how important it is for patient care.
As his mother tells it, 3-year-old David Felton was a decisive fellow. Upon returning from visiting a family friend’s dental practice in Charlotte, N.C., he announced, “I’ve decided I want to be a dentist when I grow up because all they do is sit around and make money.”
Dr. Peter Giroux, professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Related Professions, has been assisting children with special and exceptional needs for more than 20 years.