Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Dr. William Geissler, standing, left, and Dr. George Russell, standing, right, were named recipients of, respectively, the Alan E. Freeland Chair of Orthopedic Hand Surgery and the James L. Hughes Chair of Orthopedic Surgery. The chairs are named in honor of Dr. Alan Freeland, seated, left, and Dr. James Hughes, seated right; each is a professor emeritus at UMMC. Dr. James Keeton, standing, center, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, gave the welcoming remarks at a reception held June 11 at the Country Club of Jackson. Geissler is a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Russell is professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Charles R. Pound, left, UMMC professor of urology, division chief of urology and program director, is the recipient of the W. Lamar Weems Professorship, named in honor of Dr. Lamar Weems, center, professor emeritus in the UMMC Department of Surgery and a legend in the practice of urology in Mississippi. Dr. James Keeton, right, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, presided over the ceremony recognizing them both, Sept. 8, at the Country Club of Jackson.
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