Monday, April 22, 2013

I'M MISSISSIPPI PROUD: A Mississippian has been named on Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People 2013

has been named on Time magazine's list of 
100 Most Influential People 2013

Time Magazine has recently unveiled it's Time 100 issue, featuring Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. For the first time, the issue, out on news stands this past Friday, features seven separate covers, each featuring a member of the list. Jennifer Lawrence, Jay-Z, Elon Musk (CEO and founder, SpaceX; co-founder, Tesla Motors and PayPal), Sen. Rand Paul and teen activist Malala Yousafzai each appear solo on the five domestic split covers. Internationally, Li Na and Aamir Khan are also featured along with some of the U.S. covers.

This year Mississippian, Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatrician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center who recently functionally cured an HIV-positive infant, has been honored by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Dr. Hannah Gay

This year's list includes 35 women.   President Obama is on the list for the eighth time, more than any other person on the list.
•Other repeats on the list: Joe Biden, Chris Christie, Mario Draghi, Gabrielle Giffords, LeBron James, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, Kate Middleton, Elon Musk, Michelle Obama, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Aung San Suu Kyi, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Ren Zhengfei.
•Stars on the list  include Christina Aguilera, BeyoncĂ©, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lawrence, Miguel and Justin Timberlake.

 I am more than proud that a
Mississippian has made the list this year!
This is just one more thing that I can add to the long list of proud moments I can associate with our great state, as I go about my usual business of Always, Always Celebrating the South and Promoting a Positive Mississippi. 



Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems

My Magnolia Memories and Musings- In Poems

Other Notable Mississippi Medical Accomplishments

The VERY FIRST heart transplant and the VERY FIRST lung transplant, 
in the world, were performed by Dr. James Hardy at the University Medical Center 

Dr. James Hardy


In 1936, Dr. Leslie Vaughn Rush performed the first bone pinning in the United States at Rush Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi and later developed the "Rush Pin" still in use today.

Dr. Arthur Guyton wrote the Textbook of Medical Physiology, used by medical students around the world since 1956. The best-selling physiology book ever published, this textbook may very well the best-selling medical textbook of any kind. UMC physiologist, Dr. John Hall, assisted Dr. Guyton with the ninth and tenth editions of the textbook. Upon Dr. Guyton’s death in 2003, Dr. Hall took over the textbook, thus continuing to help educate the finest future physicians in the world

Dr. Arthur Guyton