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Published in Alumni Publications on January 01, 2012

Class Notes

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1960s

Robert Elliot (1961) was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Researcher Award by the National Rural Health Association at the NRHA's 34th Annual Rural Health Conference in May in Austin, Texas. Elliot and his wife, Mary Elliot, founded the Elliot-Elliot-Head Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center in Baton Rouge, La. Elliot was recognized for more than 20 years of research and contributions in advancing treatment of breast cancer. Elliot received his Ph.D. from LaSalle University in 1994.

1970s

William Jones (1974) was elected as the 2011 president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians in July during the annual MAFP meeting in Destin, Fla. He has been an active member of the MAFP since 1981 and has served on a number of boards and committees. Jones has served as chief of family medicine for the Greenwood Leflore Medical Staff over the years, as well as chief of staff and chief of pediatrics. He also served on the Board of Delta Hills Health Corporation and currently serves on the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure.

Chancellor Dan Jones (1975) received the 2011 Distinguished Medical Alumnus of the Year Award on May 19, 2011, during the Medical Alumni Chapter Welcome Reception at the Mississippi State Medical Association. He was presented the award by Dr. Hubert Spears, president of the Medical Alumni Chapter. Jones graduated from Mississippi College in 1971, and after earning his M.D. completed residency training in internal medicine at UMMC.

1980s

Gary Carr (1984) was named medical director of the Washington Physicians Health Program in September. Carr developed the Mississippi Professionals Health Program and led the program from 1999-2009. He has held leadership roles with state and national chapters of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Family Practice and the Federation of State Physician Health Programs. The mission of the WPHP is to facilitate and monitor the rehabilitation of health professionals who have medical conditions that could compromise public safety.

In Memoriam

Andrew Allen Windham (1944) died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 21, 2011. After earning his M.D., Windham completed residency training in general surgery at the University of Tennessee in 1945. After his residency, he served in the Air Force and later practiced in Memphis and in Russellville, Ala., before retiring in 1995. He is survived by five children, five grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.