Serial Numbers

UMMC enrollment pattern is unbroken, thanks to another bounce

JACKSON, Miss. – For the fourth consecutive year, campus schools at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are marking a jump in overall enrollment. At 3,098, the figure for fall 2022 surged 1.4% over the record-breaking year of 2021. Released by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the numbers capture six Medical Center schools – allRead the story …

Graduate Students Named to Medical Research Training Program

Pair join fourth cohort of the Robert L. Smith, M.D. Scholars Program at Medical Center

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has selected UM doctoral students Miguel DeLeon and Zakary Patrick as members of its fourth cohort of the Robert L. Smith, M.D. Scholars Program. The two-year program provides scholars with intense research training and mentoring. EachRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Working to Bring Needed Care to LGBTQ+ Patients

UMMC Center for Gender and Sexual Minority Health receives recognition for its lifesaving work

JACKSON, Miss. – For many LGBTQ+ patients, finding proper health care can be difficult. A lack of expertise about issues they face, in addition to discrimination, means that many can go without treatment. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, faculty are working to buck that trend and provide those needed services toRead the story …

Gift Provides UM Honors Scholarships

Leading surgeon credits university for success and hopes to help others succeed

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi, the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Walker’s road to success is impressive: after graduating summa cumRead the story …

Two HRSA Grants Let Pharmacy Chair Bring Well-being to Forefront

Seena Haines works to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace

OXFORD, Miss. – Seena Haines’ wellness journey has come full circle. Her own personal struggles as an adolescent with obesity, along with the impact of chronic disease in her family, set her passion toward personal well-being and a calling to help others. “I want to empower patients to take an active role in their healthRead the story …

Sharing Their Vision for the Future

Webbs’ estate gift will support students in law, education, medicine

OXFORD, Miss. – An estate gift to the University of Mississippi will ultimately provide scholarships for students in the schools of Law, Education and Medicine. The gift’s benefactors are the late Taylor Webb, a 1950 graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, and his wife Sue Webb, of Leland. “My husband and I neverRead the story …

UMMC’s Rob Rockhold Earns SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Educator created Medical Center's Base Pair mentoring partnership for high school students

JACKSON, Miss. – Rob Rockhold, deputy chief academic officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for the University of Mississippi. Rockhold, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology, was chosen for his commitment to building bridges to health careers through innovative education programs at UMMC and beyond. Since 2012,Read the story …

RebelTHON to Hit Dance Floor this Weekend

10th annual fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network hospital offers fun events for all

OXFORD, Miss. – Get your best dance moves ready: RebelTHON 2022 is set for Saturday (Feb. 26). The University of Mississippi‘s 10th annual student-driven dance marathon to raise funds for the Children’s of Mississippi Hospital, at the UM Medical Center, takes place from noon to midnight in the Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union.Read the story …

Daniell Mattern Named Inaugural Stefani-Miller Chair

Chemistry professor recognized for excellence in teaching students, STEM research

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniell Mattern, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been named to a new endowed chair established to bolster teaching and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. Rhett Atkinson and his wife, Elaine, established the Doctors Andrew Stefani andRead the story …

Transforming an Institution

Longtime faculty member Dr. Ralph Vance supports hiring an archivist for UM Library

OXFORD, Miss. – Having taught future doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for 45 years, Dr. Ralph Vance understands the importance of supporting an education through research. “When I was coming up, we didn’t have internet,” said Vance, a 1968 and 1972 graduate of UM and UMMC, respectively. “You couldn’t just run homeRead the story …