Entries in ummc (17)


Good Neighbor Day | A Jackson Florist Planted a Seed That's Blossomed Around the World

Produced by Jim Albritton | Like so many things, Good Neighbor Day started in Mississippi and spread around the world. In 1994, Brook Jacobs Sr, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, had a simple idea that caught on and blossomed quickly.

Go to our Facebook Photo Gallery to see photos of the 2012 Good Neighbor Day at Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Good Neighbor Day 2012 at Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi.



Antidepressants Exposure Linked to Brain, Behavioral Abnormalities in Developing Rats

Produced by Jim Albritton | A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco shows that rats given a popularly prescribed antidepressant during development exhibit brain abnormalities and behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorders. The findings suggest that taking a certain class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs during pregnancy might be one factor contributing to a dramatic rise in these developmental disorders in children.


Behind the Scenes | Winona Boy is First to Benefit From Mississippi's New Pediatric Heart Transplant Program

Produced by Jim Albritton | Malcolm Jones is the first child to receive a heart transplant at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in eight years. The 13 year-old Winona boy's transplant signals the reactivation of the pediatric heart transplant program by the congenital heart surgery team at Batson Children's Hospital. | For more information, go to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Revell Ace Hardware Salutes Mississippi's Champion, Raises Money for Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Revell Ace Hardware kicked-off its annual fundraising campaign for Children's Miracle Network and Batson Children's Hospital at its Clinton store with a ceremony honoring 7 year-old Sydney Gholar—a former Batson cancer patient—who will represent the hospital and sick or injured kids all over the state as Mississippi's Champion at the White House and at Walt Disney World.


Eli Manning Visits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

Produced by Jim Albritton | New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning visited patients at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Mississippi's only children's hospital is home to the Eli Manning Children's Clinics. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu or http://foch.org.


Nurses Play Critical Role in Mississippi's Only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Produced by Jim Albritton | Nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson play a critical role in the care and treatment of Mississippi's most critically ill and injured children. Some like the constant activity or learning opportunities the PICU offers, but all are there to help children win the fight for life. To learn more about nursing opportunities in the PICU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, go to http://nurses.umc.edu.


Dragon Boat Regatta Brings Co-workers Together at the Ross Barnett Reservoir

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 30 companies and hundreds of employees competed in the 2011 Dragon Boat Regatta at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the race is fast becoming one of central Mississippi's most popular annual events. | ‪http://newsocracy.org


Thousands Line Jackson Streets for the 29th Mal's St. Paddy's Parade

Produced by Jim Albritton | A look at the 2011 Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and Festival in downtown Jackson, Mississippi on March 19. The annual celebration of spring benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and features the BancorpSouth Run, the Trustmark Children's Festival, the Trustmark Children's Parade and the Pet Parade. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.


AirCare at 15 | New Helicopter Marks Milestone Anniversary | The Story 

Produced by Jim Albritton | AirCare, the air ambulance service at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, marks its 15th anniversary with a new replacement helicopter that is roomier, faster and can transport a larger crew and two patients instead of one. The crew and hospital staff gathered atop the Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care for tours of the new chopper which is based at UMMC in Jackson. A second AirCare helicopter is based in Meridian. For more information about AirCare and the state's only level one trauma center, go to http://umc.edu.



AirCare at 15 | A Day in the Life | Music Video

Produced by Jim Albritton | Aircare, the air ambulance service at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, marks its 15th anniversary with a new helicopter. The new replacement chopper is smaller, roomier, faster, can carry a larger crew and can transport two patients instead of one. This two-minute video shows AirCare helicopters and crews departing and arriving at UMMC. For more information about AirCare, go to http://umc.edu.


Behind the Scenes | Mississippi Miracles Radiothon | Day One

Produced by Jim Albritton | A behind the scenes look at the first day of the 2011 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon which benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Radio People stations in Jackson and Meridian broadcast the three-day, 39-hour Radionthon from the hospital's lobby each March. For more information, go tohttp://childrenshospital.umc.edu.


7 Year-old Girl Beats Cancer, Battles Bieber Fever

Produced by Jim Albritton | Seven year-old Sydney Gholar celebrates five years in remission after a battle with Wilms' tumor, a kidney cancer that strikes kids. Sydney, who was treated at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, invited family and friends to the Mississippi Children's Museum. The guests brought toys that Sydney donated to the Batson Hospital. Now the real fight begins as the Gholar family tries to tackle "Bieber fever." For more about the Batson Hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.


The Santa Institute Mockumentary 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A dedicated team of top researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center study the science of Santa at the world-renowned Santa Institute. Each year they announce their findings at a global news conference seen by millions around the world. Questions for the team? All will be answered up until December 22, 2010. Send them to santainstitute@umc.edu.


Protecting Memories | UMMC to Lead in $26 Million Nationwide Alzheimer's Study 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The University of Mississippi Medical Center and four collaborating academic medical centers have received a $26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify risk factors for Alzheimer's and related forms of cognitive decline. The multi-year study, building on clinical data collected from 16,000 patient participants over 20 years, is expected to give researchers a unique window on the early physiological changes that might eventually culminate in Alzheimer's.

The NIH grant and the creation of the MIND Center (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) was announced at a press conference at UMMC. Supporters of the new research center combating Alzheimer's disease and dementia also announced a $9 million campaign aimed at raising private funds to support its work.


UMMC, Mayo Clinic Sign Agreement to Increase Research and Training 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic came together to sign a formal agreement to increase translational research and training between the the health institutions. For more information, go to http://www.umc.edu.