Dr. LouAnn Woodward

Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and discusses the challenges Mississippi’s largest healthcare provider and teaching hospital faces because of COVID-19.

Woodward discusses how COVID-19 has aggravated Mississippi’s existing health challenges, how UMMC has adapted to the “new normal,” ways that she combats personal stress and where Mississippi is headed in the near term with COVID and the flu seasons hitting at the same time.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.