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External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee will be comprised of external stakeholders who will provide support and advice for external relationships of the Institute with local leaders in the community, state, and region, and other local health care organizations. They will:

  • Provide input on institute's strategic plan;
  • Provide input on regional and local community needs and partnerships to address population health needs;
  • Assist in development of “innovation center” concept of shared academic and private industry/bio-med start up office and laboratory space that encourages idea sharing and partnerships. The new Translational Research Center will have dedicated incubator space as a key component, and we will seek to take advantage of this by fostering collaborations between private partners and UMMC basic and clinical neuroscientists.

Committee Members

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Dawn Beam
Chancellor,
10th District Chancery Court

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Ruth Fredericks, MD
St. Dominic Memorial Hospital

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Josh Harkins
Mississippi State Senate

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Matthew Holleman III
Galaxie Corp. 
Board Member, Methodist Rehabilitation Center

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Lee Jenkins
Executive Director,
Brain Injury Association of MS

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Robin Robinson
Sanderson Farms Inc.         

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Mike Sturdivant III
Due West Plantation

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Walter Weems
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Methodist Rehabilitation Center

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Nathan Wells
Chief of Staff,
Speaker of the House