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External Advisory Committee

Committee charge

The External Advisory Committee will be comprised of external stakeholder 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

beam,-dawn.jpgDawn Beam
10th District Chancery Court
david-dzielak,-md.jpgDavid Dzielak, MD
Executive Director,
Mississippi Division of Medicaid
fredericks,-ruth.jpgRuth Fredericks, MD
St. Dominic Hospital
josh-harkins.jpgJosh Harkins
Mississippi State Senate
jenkins,-lee.pngLee Jenkins
Executive Director,
Brain Injury Association of MS
matthew-holleman,-iii.jpgMatthew Holleman III
Galaxie Corp. 
Board Member, Methodist Rehabilitation Center
robinson,-robin.jpgRobin Robinson
Sanderson Farm Inc.
Chair, Mississippi Economic Council            
mike-sturdivant,-iii.jpgMike Sturdivant III
Due West Plantation
walter-weems.jpgWalter Weems
Brunini Attorneys at Law
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Methodist Rehabilitation Center
nathan-wells.jpgNathan Wells
Chief of Staff,
Speaker of the House