Congratulations to Dr. Ervin Fox for reaching the 20 year mark for service to the institution. Dr. Fox is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Clinical Noninvasive Laboratory for cardiac testing. Dr. Fox received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and medical degree from UMMC. He completed residency at Washington University and cardiology fellowship at Tulane University, where he was chief fellow. He then completed a clinical and research echocardiography fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and also holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Fox currently is the Principal Investigator for the State of Mississippi Core of the RURAL (Risk in Rural Areas Longitudinal) Study, an NHLBI-funded cohort study to understand why those in rural areas die from heart disease and stroke disproportionately to those not living in rural areas. Dr. Fox also serves as an Associate Editor for the American Heart Association Journal – Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. He was a 2011 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2014 recipient of  the Herbert G. Langford Research Mentor Award and 2021 recipient of the Pillars Beacon Award as well as the IHL Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award for UMMC.

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