Purple Hair: A relevant and insightful story about bias by Dr. Myrna Alexander Nickens, Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine
The Class of 2018 Pulmonary Training Fund endowment was established by Dr. Bobby Tullos with a generous gift of $30,000. It is for the Department of Medicine’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, for the purpose of training pulmonary fellows in the area of advanced airway management, ultrasound, bronchoscopy procedures, and other specialized pulmonary medical care. The fund will also support pulmonary fellows who attend courses that are not available at UMMC facilities.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Glover and Dr. Gailen Marshall for each receiving a UMMC Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Scott Gibson is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and serves as the Program Director for the Geriatrics Fellowship. Here, Dr. Gibson shares his love for primary care, our aging population, and UMMC.
Kamir Boodoo, MD – Infectious Diseases
Joydeep Chakraborty, MD – Digestive Diseases
Prakhar Vijayvargiya, MD – Infectious Diseases
Yousaf Zafar, MD – Hospital Medicine
Herbert G. Langford Research Mentor Excellence Award – Dr. Tariq Shafi
Fred Allison, Jr Research Excellence Award – Dr. Sarah Glover
Stanley Chapman Young Investigator Research Excellence Award – Dr. Maria Gonzalez Suarez
Dr. Stephen LeBlanc is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology and serves as the Associate Division Director for Clinical Affairs and the Assistant Fellowship Director. Here, Dr. LeBlanc shares about his work and some of the reasons why he calls himself a “career UMMCer.”
Welcome to the Department of Medicine!
Bradley Deere, MD
Lekha Sunkara Deere, MD
Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, MD
Alisha Parker, DO
Bushra Syed, MD
Mentoring: Dr Lillian Lien
Master Clinician: Dr. Mark Meeks
Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member: Dr. Bryan Barksdale
Outstanding Service by a Staff Member: Lorraine Findley, RN
Educator of the Year: Dr. Jessie Harvey
Tia Hayes is a native of Jackson, MS and has practiced in the field of nursing for 17 years. She currently works in the Division of Nephrology.
Dr. Vishnu Garla has been named Associate Medicine Director for the UMMC Clinical Research and Trials Unit. Dr. Garla is an Assistant Professor in the
Candice Adams has been appointed the Director of Ambulatory Services for the Department of Medicine. In this role, she will be responsible for helping develop goals and strategies, implement process interventions, and manage trends for the DOM ambulatory practices for all divisions.