Mississippi, University of

Mississippi, University of

Mississippi, University of, main campus at Oxford; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1844, opened 1848. The university medical center, which includes the schools of medicine, dentistry, and nursing, is in Jackson. The university's additional facilities include the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the National Center for Physical Acoustics, and the Marine Minerals Technology Center. The school also maintains a cooperative program with the national laboratories at Oak Ridge, Tenn.
University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and is located in Jackson, Mississippi.

UMC houses the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. UMC is also home to the University Hospital and Clinics, a 722-bed tertiary care facility providing about 27,000 inpatient visits and 418,000 outpatient and emergency visits each year.

On the Medical Center campus, the University Hospitals and Health System includes the University Hospital, Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women & Infants, Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and, for faculty practice, the University Medical Pavilion.

The university is the only hospital in the state designated as a level 1 trauma center. Specialized hospital services include: an interventional MRI; the only level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the state; separate medical, surgical, cardiac, neuroscience and pediatric ICUs; a heart station for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease; a heart failure clinic; heart, kidney, cornea and bone marrow transplant programs; a comprehensive stroke unit; state-of-the-art radiological imaging systems; a sleep disorders laboratory; an in vitro fertilization program; and special pharmaceutical services.

Historic medical accomplishments

The world's first human lung transplant was performed here in 1963. And the world's first heart transplant, using the heart of a chimpanzee, was performed here in 1964. It beat for 90 minutes before it stopped.


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