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School of Medicine Alumni Awards

To register for the 2021 Medical Alumni Awards, please click here.

 All guests will be required to comply with Covid public health recommendations in place at the time of the event. 

This Year's Honorees

2020 Distinguished Medical Alum

E. Martina Bebin M.D., M.P.A.

2020 Medical Hall of Fame

Gene R. Barrett, M.D.

Diane K. Beebe, M.D.

Bernard Joseph Dreiling, M.D.

Bobby J. Heath, M.D.

C. Randle Voyles, M.D.

2021 Distinguished Medical Alum

Susan Buttross, M.D., F.A.A.P.

2021 Medical Hall of Fame

Bryan Barksdale, M.D.

Kenneth R. Bennett, M.D.

Owen B. Evans, Jr., M.D.

Joe Clark Files, M.D.

Rathi Vaidyanath Iyer, M.D.

2021 Early Career Achievement Award

Wayne Shannon Orr, III, M.D.

Giving Back

As an alumnus, you can make a significant difference to your alma mater and medical students. Click here for more information.

 Area Hotels

Hotel Accommodations
All establishments below are linked to external sites. These locations are closest to UMMC.

*Fairview Inn Bed and Breakfast 
734 Fairview Street, Jackson, MS, 39202 • 601.948.3429

Marriott Residence Inn
1248 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211 • 601.362.8003

Old Capitol Inn
226 North State Street, Jackson, MS, 39201 • 601.359.9000

The Westin (Jackson)
407 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS, 39201 • 601.968.8200

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2815 North State Street, Jackson, MS, 39216 • 601.398.9500

*When making your reservation, please mention UMMC Medical Reunion for a discounted rate. Note this is in the comment section if booking online.

These locations are in Ridgeland and Madison. They are easily accessible to UMMC from I-55.

Hilton Jackson (County Line Road)
1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, MS, 39211 • 601.957.2800

Embassy Suites (Ridgeland)
200 Township Place, Ridgeland, MS, 39157 • 601.607.7112

Hilton Garden Inn (Madison)
320 New Mannsdale Road, Madison, MS, 39110 • 601.420.0442

TownePlace Suites by Marriott (Jackson/Ridgeland)
310 Southlake Avenue, Ridgeland, MS, 39157 • 601.898.9880

Hyatt Place (Jackson/Ridgeland)
1016 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS, 39157 • 601.898.8815   

All reunion weekend events are accessible to those requiring mobility assistance. For special accommodations, please call 601.984.1115 or email