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Veteran ob-gyn, UT postdoc, SHRP instructor join faculty

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015

Published on January 29, 2015

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

John D. Isaacs Jr., M.D.

Dr. John D. Isaacs Jr., a School of Medicine alum, former faculty member and longtime private practitioner in Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

After receiving the B.A. in biological science from the University of Mississippi in 1984, Isaacs earned the M.D. at UMMC in 1989. He had an ob-gyn internship and residency here from 1989-93 and completed a reproductive endocrinology fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995.

Before entering private practice, Isaacs served as an assistant professor of ob-gyn in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at UMMC from 1995-99.

An ad hoc reviewer for the journals Fertility and Sterility and the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association and a special reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Isaacs is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is an active member of several professional organizations. He has authored or coauthored 18 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, seven book chapters and 16 abstracts and has made numerous presentations at scientific meetings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Romain Harmancey, Ph.D.

Dr. Romain Harmancey, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of physiology.

After receiving the B.S. in biology and physiology from the Universite Paris XI, Orsay, France, in 2001, Harmancey earned the M.S. in biology and genetics in 2002 and the Ph.D. in pharmacology in 2006 at Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. Harmancey came to the United States in 2007 for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical School.

An active member of the American Heart Association’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, the Endocrine Society and the American Physiological Society’s Cardiovascular Section, Harmancey serves as a reviewer for scientific journals, including Circulation Research, Endocrinology, the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology and the British Journal of Pharmacology. Harmancey has authored or coauthored 16 research communications in peer-reviewed professional journals and 21 abstracts presented at national and international scientific conferences. Recipient of a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Harmancey’s research interest includes the molecular mechanisms controlling substrate utilization in the heart and their role in the pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes-associated cardiovascular diseases.

Angela Adair Burrell, R.N., M.S.N.

Angela Burrell

Angela Adair Burrell, a part-time instructor in the School of Health Related Professions’ Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, Department of Radiologic Sciences and Department of Health Sciences, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor and coordinator of SHRP’s Doctor of Health Administration (D.H.A.) Program.

After receiving the B.S.N. from Mississippi College in 2001, Burrell served as a clinical nurse in the post anesthesia care unit at Central Mississippi Medical Center from 2001-05. She came to the Medical Center in 2005 as a clinical nurse, transitioned to the lead interventional radiology nurse for the Department of Radiology, and earned the M.S.N. at UMMC in 2009. She returned to the PACU at CMMC for two years before continuing her involvement with SHRP in 2010 as a part-time instructor in SHRP’s Department of Health Sciences. She also has served since 2010 as an instructor in the A.D. Nursing Program at Hinds Community College’s Nursing Allied Health Center.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Theta Beta Chapter and Phi Kappa Phi honoraria and the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.