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Our department was well-represented at the September Academy meetings in Vancouver. Eight residents and six faculty members participated in the different society meetings. Alumni attendees included: Dr. Michael Brooks, Dr. Richard Flaiz, Dr. Cheryl Varner, Dr. James Connolly, Dr. Robert Moore, and Dr. Jim House.
Dr. Tara Rosenberg, a 2013 graduate of the otolaryngology residency program, received the Section for Residents and Fellows 2013 Adam Ross Award at the Academy meeting in Vancouver. Voted on by her peers, this award was presented to Tara for her dedication and hard work for the Section.
We are extremely proud of Tara for continually striving for improvement both locally and nationally.
Dr. Scott Stringer, chairman of our department, is serving a two year term as President of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology. AADO is a national organization that represents otolaryngology departments in academic institutions. Its mission is to promote the common interests of otolaryngology departments in the US and Canada through meetings, publications, research and the exchange of ideas and relevant information.
Dr. Scott Stringer, chairman of otolaryngology and communicative sciences, ascended to the Presidency of the Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons at the annual meeting of the organization in September, after serving as President-Elect. The organization is the academic specialty society for otolaryngology and as such represents all faculty members in university otolaryngology programs across the United States. The mission of SUO - HNS is to provide for the exchange of ideas and relevant information germane to the practice of medicine in an academic setting. Promotion of career development strategies emphasizing the academic milieu are an essential mission.
The society serves as a reference source to the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology providing guidelines for resident education and strategies for medical student learning. The society provides instruction relative to an academic practice including management seminars, teaching skills, research development and funding. The annual meeting provides a forum for consideration of contemporary compelling issues amidst a backdrop of collegial interaction.
Dr. Beth Bailey, PGY-5, went on a mission trip to Migori, Kenya from August 8-18, 2013. KenyaRelief.org organizes multiple mission trips each year, both medical and non-medical. KenyaRelief is sending 20 missionary teams to Kenya this year, 4 of which are ENT teams. Dr. Bailey was able to participate in clinic for 3.5 days and the group saw over 400 patients. Team 12, the team Dr. Bailey was a part of, performed over 32 surgeries with the vast majority being goiters. She stayed at Brittney's House of Grace, which is the home to orphans and children from surrounding villages. The last two days of her stay were spent on safari at the Masai Mara game reserve.
We are excited to announce the arrival of two new fellowship-trained head and neck faculty members.
Dr. Lana Jackson, a native Mississippian, obtained her Pharm D at Ole Miss and then completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed residency and a fellowship in head and neck oncology at the Medical College of Georgia where she has been on faculty since 2008. Having trained under Dr. David Terris, Dr. Jackson brings a wealth of experience in head and neck ablative and advanced endocrine surgery.
Dr. Issam Eid graduated Louisiana Tech University for undergraduate studies and from Tulane University for medical school. Dr. Eid completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and is now finishing the outstanding head and neck/microvascular reconstruction fellowship at Kansas University Medical Center. These two new recruits complete our nationally competitive head and neck program, offering all available advanced techniques.
Mary Ashmead, MD and Beth Bailey, MD both received word that they have matched in fellowship programs. Dr. Ashmead will be starting a fellowship in Rhinology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston in 2014. Dr. Bailey will be starting a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of South Florida. Congratulations to both!
MSO was held in San Destin from July 4-7, 2013. The Department of Otolaryngology had three resident presentations this year. Nine of our residents attended MSO and several faculty members, as well.
The 12th Annual Lectureship in Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences and Resident Graduation was held June 20-21, 2013. Peter S. Roland, MD, professor and chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern, was our visiting professor.
On June 20, Dr. Roland gave two lectures. Research presentations were given by graduating residents Neal Burkhalter, MD, Jonathan Hayes, MD, and Tara Rosenberg, MD, and by PGY-4 residents Alex Ashford, MD, Mary Ashmead, MD, and Beth Bailey, MD. Dr. Roland also conducted a case studies conference with the residents.
The dinner and awards ceremony, honoring our graduates, took place that evening at the Country Club of Jackson. Dr. Burkhalter will begin private practice in Columbia, SC. Dr. Hayes will begin private practice in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Rosenberg will begin a two-year pediatric fellowship at the University of Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Congratulations to our Award winners for 2013:
The resident/alumni golf tournament was held June 21 at The Refuge in Flowood. We were glad to see our former residents who returned to participate in the graduation activities.
Dr. Jason Guillot, a 2009 graduate of our residency program, received his American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery certification. To receive certification by the ABFPRS an applicant must:
We congratulate Dr. Guillot on this outstanding achievement.
Dr. Ryan Case, Dr. Byron Norris, and Dr. Alan Grimm all have passed their American Board of Otolaryngology oral examinations. All three physicians are 2012 graduates of our residency program. Dr. Case is in private practice in Brookhaven, MS. Dr. Norris entered private practice in Athens, GA. Dr. Grimm is serving in the Navy in Bremerton,WA.
The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences would like to congratulate our residents for an outstanding job on the 2013 ABOto Inservice Exams. Click here for a graph of program averages and where our residents scored.
Christopher M. Clark was recognized recently at The School of Medicine Honors Day as the recipient of the 2013 Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences Award. The book, award and certificate are awarded annually to a senior medical student for excellence in the field of otolaryngology. He will be joining the otolaryngology residency program in July at the University of Texas-- Southwestern.
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings took place in Orlando, FL from April 10-14, 2013. The Department of Otolaryngology had 5 residents and 4 faculty members attend. Dr. Jon Hayes (PGY-5) presented "Biomechanical Evaluation of a Mandibular Spanning Plate Technique Compared to Standard Plating Techniques to Treat Mandibular Symphyseal Fractures." Dr. Matt Richardson (PGY-3) had a poster entitled "Management of Pediatric Subglottic Cysts."
On March 15, the National Resident Matching Program notified our department that we had matched three outstanding students, David Kowalczyk, Andrew Robichaux and Jonathan Sorrel. Kowalczyk is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and Robichaux is a senior at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Sorrel is a senior at Louisiana State University-New Orleans. The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences is very excited to have these three candidates join us. We look forward to working with them.
Meredith Curley, a nurse practitioner in otolaryngology, received a customer service award during the monthly hospital leadership meeting Feb. 21 in the Classroom Wing.
Curley was recognized by the awards team for personally helping a young cancer patient schedule a second opinion he needed to determine the best course of action for his illness.
"Meredith has been a real source of strength and compassion for the family (of the patient) during this time by going way beyond the minimum required to advocate for this patient," her award nomination stated.
Dr. Thomas Payne, professor, Division of Oral Oncology and Biobehavioral Medicine, has achieved the Gold Level status for the Excellence in Research Award at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Payne continues to be highly successful as an investigator seeking to eliminate tobacco addiction. He received the Silver Level Award in 2010 and the Bronze Research Award in 2009. Hong Zhu, MD, PhD, has achieved the Excellence in Research Award – Silver Level. She is being recognized for having received over $500,000 in extramural research funding. Dr. Zhu is Associate Professor in the Division of Research, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences. The Excellence in Research Awards ceremony will be held Oct. 12, 2012.
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