We continue to grow! The Department is excited to announce the following new faculty that will be starting over the next several months. Read more to see who will be joining the UMMC family.
Dr. Michal Senitko, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, has been named Co-Director of UMMC’s Cancer Center and Research Institute’s Lung Cancer Early Detection Program. Dr. Senitko completed his internal medicine residency and his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UMMC. He also completed an additional interventional pulmonology fellowship at Yale University.
Dr. Andrew (Andy) Wilhelm is a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Wilhelm is currently serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in his clinical role and is also part of UMMC’s COVID implementation team. Here, he shares about himself, how he came to UMMC, and why he decided to stay.
The Department of Medicine considers teaching excellence an important mission. Congratulations to our many faculty and residents who have recently been selected for various teaching awards throughout the campus. Read more for full listing, including Trailblazer Awards, Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence, AOA awards, and Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards.
There is no doubt that these are un-unprecedented times. Feelings of uncertainty and fear can certainly creep in during many moments in the day, even when amongst your peers and colleagues.
The UMMC Office of Wellbeing is here to support all of us and there are a variety of resources to support you in place. In our collective experience, we have all gone through difficult times as individuals. Many of us, have not however, faced anything like what we are experiencing as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Maria Gonzalez Suarez, Assistant Professor in Nephrology, discusses her recent article in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, her newly-awarded grant by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and her take on balancing a career and family.
Dr. Myrna Alexander Nickens, Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine, writes about being intentional in our efforts towards both diversity and inclusion in the department.
Dr. Jasmine Kency shares about her background, practice, love of astronomy, and work-life balance.
Congratulations to many members of the Department who were recognized at the Pillars’ Awards ceremony earlier this month. The Pillars’ Recognition of Service and Inclusive
Learn more about Dr. Shivi Siva, new Assistant Professor in Digestive Diseases.
Dr. Savannah Duckworth, Assistant Professor in General Medicine and Hypertension, was accepted into the Society of General Internal Medicine’s prestigious TEACH (Teaching Educators Across the Continuum of Healthcare) program.