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Southern Miss News – Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's email includes news releases about the new grant program coordinated by USM nursing professor Elizabeth Tinnon to help underserved patients in Hattiesburg and the announcement of a new GOLD Council by the USM Alumni Association. In addition, biology Professor Mac Alford is available today to discuss the importance of properly identifying Poison Ivy and effective treatments for the annoying rash.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnold@usm.eduor David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdale@usm.edu

Today's Top Story

Grant Program Enables USM Nursing Faculty, Students to Help Underserved Patients

A grant made possible through the Asbury Foundation Distinguished Professor in Nursing fund is helping University of Southern Mississippi nursing faculty and students provide healthcare to an under-served area of Hattiesburg.

Elizabeth Tinnon, assistant professor in the USM College of Nursing, is coordinating the grant project in partnership with the University’s Institute for Disability Studies. Tinnon and nursing students are lending assistance to the Fellowship Health Clinic (FHC), located on Edwards Street in southeast Hattiesburg. The clinic provides high quality medical, dental, and pharmaceutical care at no cost to eligible uninsured and underinsured residents of Forrest and Lamar counties.

https://news.usm.edu/article/grant-program-enables-usm-nursing-faculty-students-help-underserved-patients

Additional News Release

Southern Miss Alumni Association Announces GOLD Council
https://news.usm.edu/article/southern-miss-alumni-association-announces-gold-council

Media Expert Availability

As the spring and summer foliage begins to bloom throughout South Mississippi, one vine in particular remains a constant menace – Poison Ivy. USM Biology Professor Mac Alford is available today to discuss the dangers of Poison Ivy and how to distinguish it from other similar plants/vines. To schedule an interview, email mediaexperts@usm.edu. For a full list of USM media experts visit: http://news.usm.edu/resource/usm-faculty-experts-media-requests

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
Orientation for freshman students is being held all week on the USM Hattiesburg campus. New students are introduced to campus services and resources and have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty and staff. New students are guided through their first academic advisement and course registration experience. To schedule coverage, contact Van Arnold or David Tisdale.