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.
Seventeen members of the Department began the academic year with a promotion in rank. Congratulations to all!
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.
Announcing the Department of Medicine Impact Report, a comprehensive view of the department over the past few years. Inside, you’ll find examples of some of the wonderful work being done by our outstanding faculty and trainees, innovations in each realm of our tripartite mission, and metrics of growth in our clinical and research activities.
Welcome new faculty to the Department of Medicine!
Mohammad Atari, MD – Nephrology
Chloe Kilman, MD – Geriatrics
Dr. Beverly “Gwen” Windham has been appointed to the Clinical Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Kimberly C. Tarver has been named Division Director of Geriatrics. Dr. Tarver obtained her BS in Chemistry from Millsaps College and then completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and geriatrics fellowship at UMMC. Dr. Tarver follows in the footsteps of Dr. Mark Meeks, a leader in the department who has served as Division Director of Geriatrics for 28 years.
Dr. Beverly “Gwen” Windham was selected as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of Fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology.
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 this year’s Trailblazer Awards and the Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Kevin Sullivan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the MIND center. Here, he shares about his background, research interests, and recent work related to Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive impairment.
Dr. Alycia Cleinman, alumni of the internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship program, talks about what drew her to Mississippi and what she’s up to now.