The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:
Dr. Mitchell O'Neal Glover IV, a recent emergency medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of emergency medicine.
After receiving the B.S. in chemical engineering cum laude from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in 2006, Glover earned the M.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2011. He had residency training in emergency medicine at UMMC from 2011-15 and served as chief resident from 2014-15.
He is an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Marla Y. Johnson, a former UMMC resident, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving the B.S. in animal biology magna cum laude from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, in 2003, Johnson attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, from 2004-06 and earned the M.D. at the Saba University School of Medicine, N.A., in 2008. She completed pediatric internship and residency training from 2008-11 at UMMC and was chief resident in pediatrics here from 2011-12. Since 2012, she has completed her neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.
An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association, Johnson's research interests include the use of cerebral-resistive index in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy undergoing therapeutic hypothermia.
Dr. Jasmine T. Kency, an internal medicine and pediatrics resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving the B.A. in psychology summa cum laude from Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2007, Kency earned the M.D. at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, in 2011. She then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics from 2011-15 at UMMC. She currently serves as one of the pediatric chief residents for the 2015-16 academic year.
Kency is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Ji Li, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York (SUNY), has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of physiology and biophysics.
Li received the B.S. in biochemistry in 1989, the M.S. in biophysics in 1992 and the Ph.D. in cell biology in 1998 from Lanzhou University. He had postdoctoral training in molecular medicine from 1998-2000 at Sichuan University, was a visiting fellow in signal transduction from 2000-02 at the National Institute on Aging (NIA)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), and had postdoctoral training in geriatrics and cardiology from 2002-03 at Yale University.
He served as an associate research scientist at Yale from 2003-07 before joining the faculty at the University of Wyoming as an assistant professor. In 2008, he became director of UW's Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicine. The following year, he joined the University at Buffalo-SUNY faculty.
Investigator and coinvestigator of active grants and fellowships from several national scientific institutions, such as the NIH, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, Li has been involved in more than 10 research projects. The author or coauthor of more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and three book chapters, Li has given more than 40 national and international presentations.
President of the Chinese American Diabetes Association, Li is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Physiology Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. He serves on the editorial board of a number of professional publications and is a reviewer for more than 20 journals.
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