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. Patricia Stewart, Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director of Allergy and Immunology, is leading a research project focused on improving asthma control. The study will use a remote monitoring protocol and will be in collaboration with UMMC’s Telemedicine Center of Excellence and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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.
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.
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 Department of Medicine and American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted the 2020 ACP Abstract Day virtually on October 29th. Approximately 90 posters and 6 oral presentations were delivered by students, residents, and fellows from UMMC and statewide.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Glover and Dr. Gailen Marshall for each receiving a UMMC Excellence in Research Award.
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. Vishnu Garla has been named Associate Medicine Director for the UMMC Clinical Research and Trials Unit. Dr. Garla is an Assistant Professor in the
Dr. Deborah Konkle-Parker is a Professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Nursing, and School of Population Health. She has worked at UMMC since 1996. Here, she tells us about her research and her passion for health disparity research.
Dr. Tariq Shafi, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Nephrology Division, recently published the article “Resistant Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the US: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)” in BMC Nephrology.