A Gift for the Future

UMMC graduate's gift will help meet university's most pressing needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired psychiatrist Dr. Jack Hammond spends his free time helping people recover from chemical dependency. His service to 12-step groups in Jackson is simply an extension of his 25-year career as a staff physician at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. There, his practice focused on the dual diagnosis of substance abuse/dependenceRead the story …

Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

UM professors develop initiative to address food insecurity, food desert issues for Mississippians

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians. The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increaseRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumni Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Ole Miss represented on list for 12th consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – Elizabeth Hearn and Wesley Sparkmon, both alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named 2020 Walmart Scholars by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program. The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to recipients who are committed to a career in academic pharmacy. Hearn,Read the story …

Coming Full Circle

New Women's Council scholarship benefits UM nursing students

OXFORD, Miss. – In a way, Stephanie Barrett’s life has come full circle. Raised in Starkville by her widowed mother, with help from her maternal uncle and both grandmothers – strong and dedicated family members who became role models while supporting her financially – Barrett is helping shape the lives and future career paths ofRead the story …

SEC Faculty Achievement Award Recognizes Jones’ Accomplishments

Chair of emergency medicine also heads Medical Center's clinical response to pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Alan Jones, chair and professor of emergency medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is the 2020 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for the University of Mississippi. Those eligible for the honor must hold the rank of full professor at a Southeastern Conference university, have an exceptional teaching record andRead the story …

Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this month in Jackson. Barron Charles Mayfield, a senior from Lubbock, Texas, majoring in public policy leadership, and Jared Michael Akers, D4 dental student at the UMRead the story …

RebelTHON Raises More than $250,000

2020 event sees record participation while raising funds for Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students raised $252,571.89 for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital over the past year, culminating in the annual RebelTHON dance party this weekend at Tad Smith Coliseum. During the 12-hour dance party Saturday (Feb.15), miracle families – those children who have received treatment from Children’s and their families – took the stage eachRead the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Holds Inaugural African American Visit Day

School highlights pharmacy profession with 'Melanin and Medications'

JACKSON, Miss. – When the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy held its inaugural African American Visit Day at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, fourth-year student pharmacist Alisha Nicks saw her vision become reality. Nicks developed “Melanin and Medications,” the theme of the visit day, after seeing the UMMC schools of Medicine and DentistryRead the story …

A Night with Beautiful Minds

MIND Center honors Medical Center physician, supports Alzheimer's research

JACKSON, Miss. – The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center recently hosted “A Night with Beautiful Minds” to honor Dr. Tommy Prewitt, a retired UMMC physician who is battling early onset dementia. The Oct. 17 event highlighted Prewitt’s love of art by featuring visual, culinary, musical and performing artists while raising awarenessRead the story …

UM Enrolls Next Generation of Future Leaders Across Six Campuses

Oxford campus records its highest retention rate ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 22,273 students across its six campuses for fall 2019, based on the official census figure captured Nov. 1. UM continues to attract a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 88 countries around theRead the story …