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 …

Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates UM alumna's 'spirit of giving'

OXFORD, Miss. – One Christmas Eve afternoon when Dr. Jane-Claire Williams was 9 years old, her family piled into their car and drove from their home in Jackson to a neighborhood in another part of town where homes were smaller and the lawns weren’t as manicured. They stopped at one of those homes and deliveredRead the story …

Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness

Summer program supported by UM Flagship Constellations initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi undergraduate students spent their summer exploring research opportunities in neuroscience and brain wellness as part of the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program. An initiative of the university’s Flagship Constellations, the program provided stipends for undergraduate students to engage in eight-week collaborative research with a mentor exploring neuroscience related toRead the story …

Six UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities following graduation

JACKSON, Miss. – Four University of Mississippi students and two recent graduates have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. The students are: Katelyn Barnes, daughter of Donna Barnes and the late Scotty Barnes, of Tishomingo, a junior majoring in biological sciences Riley Brown, daughter of OatisRead the story …

Admired Doctor’s Generosity Aids Aspiring Engineers

Passion for education, love for granddaughter inspire estate gift to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeing the impact a scholarship made on his granddaughter’s education inspired a longtime pediatrician to bequeath part of his estate to the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. A $100,000 gift from the estate of the late Dr. Carl P. Bernet Jr., of Greenwood, has bolstered the Elsie and Harper Johnson Jr.Read the story …

Saying Yes to Selfless Service

Journey to Commencement: Anatomy graduate Edgar Meyer makes serious impact across UMMC campus

On any given day, you can find Edgar Meyer darting around the University of Mississippi Medical Center, being on opposite ends of the campus in the same day as he goes from Associated Student Body roundtables, alumni events, interfaith dialogues and the anatomy labs on the seventh floor of the old hospital. How does oneRead the story …

Road to pediatrics paved with spiders, CNN, The Rock

Journey to Commencement: Denise Powell ready to graduate from School of Medicine, give back to Mississippi

Denise Powell has studied spiders in Belize, spent a summer with the Colorado River Indian Tribes in New Mexico, written for CNN in Atlanta and ABC in New York, dined on fries in Quebec and chewed the fat with The Rock in the Big Apple. Now, she’s ready to really go somewhere. Click the imageRead the story …

Cohen-Winans Selected as Jackson Heart Study Scholar

New program will provide intense research training and mentoring

JACKSON, Miss. – Samantha Cohen-Winans, a doctoral student in health and kinesiology at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program as part of the Jackson Heart Study’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at the UM Medical Center in Jackson.Read the story …

UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …