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 …

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 …