UMMC Department of Medicine and American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted the 2021 ACP Abstract Day on October 28th. Ninety posters and six oral presentations were delivered by students, residents, and fellows from UMMC and statewide.
Welcome new faculty to the Department of Medicine!
Mohammad Atari, MD – Nephrology
Chloe Kilman, MD – Geriatrics
Sarah Glover and colleagues receive $2.99 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The project, entitled “A Global Pediatric Cell Atlas of Nasal and Oral Mucosa” seeks to understand the nasopharyngeal and oral mucosa in children living within globally representative communities.
Dr. Carter Schwartz, PGY-IV nephrology fellow, shares his path to nephrology, love of all things travel, and what he likes most about UMMC.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Parham on celebrating 20 years at UMMC! Dr. Parham is Division Director of Infectious Diseases, Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Medicine, and leads UMMC’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, which was awarded Center of Excellence Status by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
One of the consequences of the internet is that news travels fast. These days, we learn within seconds about mass shootings, wildfires spurring out of control, airplane crashes, or hurricanes waiting to make landfall.
If you are over 30 years old, you likely recall vividly what you were doing you when our country was hit with one of the most horrific tragedies we had ever seen.
Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP, Professor in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care and Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions at UMMC, delivered the keynote address at the American College of CHEST Physicians annual meeting in October.
Vikas Majithia, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Director of Rheumatology, will be leaving UMMC next month. We appreciate his 20 years of service to UMMC. In light of his leaving, the following appointments have been made in the Department:
– Gailen Marshall to serve as interim Division Director of Rheumatology
– Jimmy Stewart appointed Vice Chair of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine
– John Spurzem named Chair of the Department of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee
The Department of Medicine now has TWO faculty that are board-certified in obesity medicine – Drs. Elizabeth Fryoux and Jarrett Morgan.
Lance Majors, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Here, he shares his path to medicine, his professional interests, and what he loves about UMMC.
Get to know Louisiana native Dr. Blake LeBlanc, categorical medicine intern and cajun cooking connoisseur.
PGY-IV fellow Dr. Paige Ganem shares about her love of adventure, gardening, and her inspiration to pursue a fellowship in hematology and oncology.