Dr. Yoshitsugu Obi has been awarded as a Clinical and Translational Research Scholar by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR).
Announcing the Department of Medicine Impact Report
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.
Dr. Javed Butler, Chair of Medicine, would like to announce a new fund to be used solely to support research expenses for trainees in the Department. Please consider making a year-end gift to the University of Mississippi Department of Medicine to our unrestricted fund.
Dr. Neville Dossabhoy has joined the American Journal of Medicine Editorial Board. He currently serves as Clinical Director for the Division of Nephrology and as the Nephrology Fellowship Program Director.
Maria Clarissa Tio, MD, MPH recently received the Junior Faculty Research Award at the Women in Nephrology Leadership Conference this fall. Congratulations Dr. Tio!
Recap: ACP Abstract Day
UMMC Department of Medicine and American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted the 2021 ACP Abstract Day on October 28th. Ninety posters and six oral presentations were delivered by students, residents, and fellows from UMMC and statewide.
Dr. Sarah Glover and colleagues receive $2.99 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Sarah Glover and colleagues receive $2.99 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The project, entitled “A Global Pediatric Cell Atlas of Nasal and Oral Mucosa” seeks to understand the nasopharyngeal and oral mucosa in children living within globally representative communities.
Congratulations to our 2021 Medical Student Summer Research Program Mentors
Congratulations and thanks to these faculty members selected as Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) Summer of Research Mentors!
Dr. Pegah Hosseini-Carroll
Dr. Michael Hall
Dr. Gailen Marshall
Dr. Michael McMullan
Dr. Visnu Garla, Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, co-authored a paper out this month titled “Dapagliflozin in patients with cardiometabolic risk factors hospitalised with COVID-19 (DARE-19): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial” in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Residents receive top honors at national ACP abstract competition
Dr. Himmat Brar, internal medicine PGY-2 resident and Dr. Jannat Kang, internal medicine PGY-1 resident, recently presented their abstract virtually at the national American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting, taking home top honors in the “Best Research Abstract” category.
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. Patricia Stewart taps into telehealth to improve asthma control
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.