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.
UMMC is starting eight clinical trials in the next days and weeks related to COVID-19. Drs. Gailen Marshall and Jason Parham both are serving as principal investigators in several trials with many other faculty members also involved as co-investigators. Read more to learn about the trials that are underway and set to start soon.
Gabriel Hernandez, MD FACC recently published the article “Heart transplantation and in‐hospital outcomes in adult congenital heart disease patients with Fontan: A decade nationwide analysis from 2004 to 2014” in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Hernandez tells us about the paper, its findings and potential impact on adult congenital heart disease patients.
Dr. Adrienne Tin recently joined the MIND Center and Division of Nephrology as an Associate Professor. She obtained her doctoral and post-doctoral training in epidemiology with a concentration in genetics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Then she joined the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health prior to coming to UMMC.
Donald “Trey” Clark, MD, MPH recently published the article “Population Attributable Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Associated with Hypertension in Black Adults” in JAMA Cardiology. Dr. Clark tells us about the paper, its findings and potential impact on healthcare in Mississippi.
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.