Family Medicine News and Recognition

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  • Academic Awards

    Dr. and Mrs. Henry O. Leonard Scholarship

    • 2011 juniors - Anna Marie Hailey-Sharp and Matt Murray
    • 2011 senior - Laura Jackson
    • 2010 junior - Laura Jackson
    • 2010 senior - Karah Coker
    • 2009 juniors - Karah Coker and Nourelhoda Farah
    • 2009 seniors - Kevin Abel and Jeremy Wigginton

    Powell Award for Excellence in Family Medicine

    This award, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine and the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, goes to a senior who demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in Family Medicine, and commitment to family practice. The award was established in memory of Dr. John Powell of Houlka, MS, by his wife. It consists of a cash prize and inscription of the student's name on a plaque permanently displayed at the Medical Center. The student also receives free tuition and a two-night stay at the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians' annual Scientific Assembly, where the student will again be recognized.

    • 2011 recipient - Laura Jackson
    • 2010 recipient - Lauren Treadwell
    • 2009 recipient - Rebecca Rose

    Stanley C. Russell Scholarship

    The Stanley C. Russell Scholarship, in honor of Dr. Stanley Russell, was begun by his family in 2002 in honor of his 70th birthday and is supported through alumni, family and friends of Dr. Russell. This award is given annually to a fourth-year student going into a residency in family medicine. The recipient is chosen by the Department of Family Medicine based on academic excellence, character, bedside manner and commitment to practicing in a rural area in Mississippi. Each recipient should personify the old-fashioned, country doctor approach to patients, delivering excellent medical care and going the extra mile to make the patient feel cared about as a whole person.

    • 2011 recipient - Jeremy Wells
    • 2010 recipient - John Vanderloo
    • 2009 recipient - Bradley Suggs

    Victor W. Yawn Scholarship

    This scholarship honors Dr. Victor Yawn, a family doctor who practiced in south Jackson and served as a part-time faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student chosen by the Family Medicine Department. (Not given every year)

    • 2010 recipient - Samuel Holdiness