Dr. Thiru Veveka Chinnadurai has joined the Division of Cardiology this month. Welcome to the Department Dr. Chinnadurai!
Here, we pay tribute to the late Dr. T.B. Ellis, UMMC’s first Black cardiology fellow and the first Black cardiologist in Mississippi. A Jim Hill High School graduate, Ellis played football at Jackson State University followed by signing on with the Green Bay Packers before being accepted to medical school.
Congratulations to all who matched into the department’s fellowship programs last month! New fellows will begin in July 2023.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Russell Reed
Dr. Russell Reed, a native Mississippian, shares about his time at UMMC, memorable moments from training that include glamour shots and cats, and what he’s up to now.
A Season For Change
September ushers in a new breathtaking season where the heat of summer gives way to the mesmerizing colors of fall. It is easy to drive through wooded areas like the Natchez Trace and find yourself surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colors.
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.
Alumni Spotlight: Drs. Christa Bowes and Keith Murdock
Dr. Christa Bowes and Dr. Keith Murdock are former residents, chief residents, and fellows in the Department of Medicine. Here, they share about their time at UMMC and where they are now.
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):
Seventeen members of the Department began the academic year with a promotion in rank. Congratulations to all!
We welcome ten new faculty members to the Department of Medicine and UMMC this month!
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!