Dr. Licy Yanes Cardozo has been named Director of Resident Research for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Yanes Cardozo is an Associate Professor in both the Departments of Medicine and Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Yanes Cardozo has been awarded numerous accolades on campus, including the Department of Medicine Research Fellow Award, multiple Excellence in Research Awards, and the Stanley Chapman Young Investigator Award.

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Amor Royer

Dr. Amor Royer, PGY-3 in internal medicine, shares memories from training and his love for UMMC. A native of the US Virgin Islands, Dr. Royer shares about his interests and why he chose UMMC for training. Dr. Royer matched into Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at the University of Louisville and will start July 2021.

Dr. Jessica (Jessie) Lavender has been named Director of the Primary Care Track for the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Lavender is an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine and Hypertension. She completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and chief residency at UMMC. As a resident, she was chosen as “Resident of the Year” by the Evers medical student society.

Fellow focus: Dr. Murphy Hinson

Get to know Dr. Murphy Hinson, PGY-5 cardiology fellow. Dr. Hinson completed internal medicine residency at UMMC and was a chief resident before entering cardiology fellowship. Here, he shares about his path to cardiology, his memorable month as a visiting student at UMMC, and his love of Mississippi.

UMMC Cardiologists went big for go red month

In addition to Black History Month, February was also Go Red for Women month. This campaign serves to increase awareness that 1 in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease. Throughout February, UMMC cardiologists, UMMC Women’s Heart Clinic and University Heart Valve Clinic were busy informing the public of the importance of cardiovascular disease, especially in women.

Dr. Frederick H. Asher has been named Division Director for the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2002 and internal medicine residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2005.

Get to know Dr. Morgan McLeod, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. McLeod practices inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric medicine and hosts the “Kids and Teens” radio show every Thursday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Congratulations to many members of the Department who were recognized with nominations for Pillars Awards this year. The Pillars Recognition of Service and Inclusive Excellence Awards acknowledge the work of faculty and trainees who work to further diversity and a “climate of inclusion” at UMMC and within the surrounding community.

Dr. Andy Wilhelm has been named Associate Division Director of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. Dr. Wilhelm completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency at UMMC in internal medicine. He completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Michelle Horn has been named Division Director of General Internal Medicine and Hypertension. Dr. Horn obtained her BS in Chemistry from Millsaps College and then completed medical school, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency, and a Pediatrics Chief Resident year here at UMMC.

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