The induction ceremony for the inaugural Academy for Excellence in Education was held August 23, 2022. Nine faculty from the Department of Medicine were inducted into the inaugural class.

Dr. Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, co-authored a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published August 31, 2022 in Circulation regarding Management of Infective Endocarditis (IE) in people who inject drugs.

Congratulations to the 2022 Department of Medicine Award Winners!
Master Clinician: Dr. Myrna Alexander
Mentoring Award: Dr. Michelle Horn
Educator of the Year: Dr. Kimberly Harkins
Outstanding Service: Dr. Savannah Duckworth
Outstanding Service (Staff Member):
Monica Watkins

Congratulations to all the residents, fellows, and faculty who received awards this year and best of luck to all graduating and moving on either in their training or into practice!

Dr. Andrew Brown has authored a timely article in the American College of Cardiology magazine discussing burnout, wellness, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, entitled “Wellness For Cardiovascular Trainees in the Era of COVID-19” discusses Mississippi’s experience with the pandemic as well as national cardiology fellows-in-training (FITS) wellness data and potential actions, both systemic and individual to combat burnout.

The Trailblazer Teaching Award recognizes educators who have demonstrated a record of innovating, engaging, and inspiring others through their service to students in the School of Medicine.  Ten faculty were awarded this year from the Department of Medicine.

Congratulations to the many trainees and faculty who presented or presided at the Southern Regional Meeting and Southern Society of General Internal Medicine meetings last month in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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