Dental School Development Funds Honor Faculty, Community Dentists

Each fund supports a different facet of the student experience

JACKSON, Miss. – When the School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center opened in 1975, founding faculty and the very first students who walked its halls set the expectations for the future of dentistry in the state. Today, a group of esteemed faculty and prominent community practitioners are supporting and promoting theRead the story …

UMMC Research Breaks Funding Record

Medical Center researchers tackling problems from cardiovascular health to COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical Center had a record year for research and sponsored programs funding, receiving $123.5 million from 392 separate grants, awards and contracts during fiscal year 2021. The fiscal year, which spanned July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, smashed the previous records of $85 million from 2011 andRead the story …

Supporting Nursing Education

Estate gift from alumna to establish chair in UM School of Nursing

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million planned gift from retired nurse Patricia Dyre Kimble, of Friday Harbor, Washington, will benefit the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center while honoring her in perpetuity. The gift will establish the Patricia Dyre Kimble Endowed Chair in Nursing and will supplement the salary of anRead the story …

Faculty Team Receives First Science Education Partnership Award

Project SCORE aims to increase interest in health sciences among Mississippi youth

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of University of Mississippi faculty members has received a prestigious $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award program. This is the first SEPA grant awarded to the university. It brings together faculty from across the university to participate in Project SCORE, which stands forRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Modernizes Classroom with Discord App

Daniel Riche says platform helps educators better connect with students

JACKSON, Miss. – A messaging application popular with video gamers is helping a University of Mississippi pharmacy professor spark interaction among students in his classroom. Discord, which allows users to create communities around common interests, has seen its popularity grow wildly since its launch in 2015, and it boasts more than 150 million monthly users.Read the story …

RebelTHON Exceeds Goal with $185K Raised

Money goes toward new facility for Children's Hospital of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – RebelTHON 2021 exceeded its fundraising goal this year for the patients at the Children’s Hospital of Mississippi. The University of Mississippi‘s annual student-driven dance marathon raised $185,002.03 for the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital of Mississippi, a pediatric care facility that is part of the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. TheRead the story …

RebelTHON to Hit the Dance Floor Feb. 20

Annual UM children's hospital fundraiser brings good cause to fun events

Editor’s note: This event has been postponed until March 6 due to winter weather. OXFORD, Miss. – Time to pull out those dancing shoes – RebelTHON 2021 will go on. The University of Mississippi‘s annual student-driven dance marathon to raise funds for Children’s of Mississippi, which includes the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the UniversityRead the story …

UM Students Accepted to Rural Physicians Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities after graduation

JACKSON, Miss – Several students at the University of Mississippi were recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. The Ole Miss students are: Deshauntra Green, of Fayette Jada King, of Bay Springs Jazmin King, of Bay Springs Katherine Morgan, of Hatley Grace Pipkin, of Hickory Flat Karina Rodriguez-Castillo,Read the story …

UM Graduates Receive Rural Physicians Scholarships

Program helps students attend medical school in return for service to state

JACKSON, Miss – Several graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 a year for their medical training. The awards were announced at an annual scholarship ceremony in Jackson. The Ole Miss graduates receiving scholarships are: Meagan Buchanan, of Collinsville – UM School of Medicine Katelynn McGowen,Read the story …

In Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic, Experts Urge Flu Awareness

Operation Immunization, campus health center offering vaccine for Ole Miss community

OXFORD, Miss. – October has arrived, and that means flu season in Mississippi is just around the corner. This year has a twist: Another, more infectious virus that causes a more dangerous respiratory illness has already been spreading for months. How might COVID-19 change the 2020-21 flu season? For starters, it might be more importantRead the story …