Dr. Raman Palabindala was awarded the Faculty Education Award by the Associated Student Body. This award recognizes those UMMC faculty members who demonstrate a talent for instruction, assessment, learning theory, and curricular design. Dr. Palabindala serves as Director of the Hospitalist Division and is also president of the Gulf States Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine, which was awarded Silver Status at the last annual meeting. Dr. Palabindala, along with Dr. Wisit Cheungpasitporn of nephrology, recently were part of a team that published a paper regarding the impact of hospitalists on the efficiency of inpatient care and patient satisfaction. Read the full paper here.