faculty spotlight: Dr. Leandro Mena

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted infections and the human immunodeficiency virus. He is the founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at UMMC and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Mena directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education & Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi.

Dr. Licy Yanes Cardozo has been named Director of Resident Research for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Yanes Cardozo is an Associate Professor in both the Departments of Medicine and Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Yanes Cardozo has been awarded numerous accolades on campus, including the Department of Medicine Research Fellow Award, multiple Excellence in Research Awards, and the Stanley Chapman Young Investigator Award.

Drs. Trey Abraham and Michal Senitko recently published the article “Feasibility of Using the O-Arm Imaging System During ENB-rEBUS-guided Peripheral Lung Biopsy: A Dual-center Experience” in the Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. In the article, the two interventional pulmonologists…

UMMC is partnering with the National Center for Natural Products Research and has been awarded a nearly-$6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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

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