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 …

UM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

Early tests show spray effective in blocking virus from attaching to cells

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it’s something that you can easily carry in your bag. The treatment would take the form of a nasal sprayRead the story …

The COVID-19 Cohort

Recent UM graduates enter medical school during a global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – This summer, 104 members of the University of Mississippi class of 2020 are entering medical school during a historic time, a global pandemic of COVID-19. Because of safety protocols, they’re missing out on milestone events, such as the traditional white coat ceremony, when new medical students get a white coat and reciteRead the story …

UM External Funding for Research Surpasses $150 Million

Largest total in nine years funds projects to improve life in the state, nation, world

OXFORD, Miss. and JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers secured $153.7 million in external funding for research in fiscal year 2020, the largest university total in nine years. A total of $153,715,187 in external funding was awarded to the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center – a nearly 15% increase fromRead the story …

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 …