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Orthopedic resident, CCHO obtain distinctions

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Published on May 21, 2015

A fifth-year orthopedic resident is rewarded for excellence in medical care, while a chief community health officer brings in a summer fellowship.  

Ortho resident earns UMMC's premier residency award

Moss receives the Caldwell Award from Beebe.
Moss receives the Caldwell Award from Beebe.

Dr. James Moss, Jr., a fifth-year orthopedic resident, receives the Robert S. Caldwell, M.D. Memorial Award from Dr. Diane Beebe during the Spring Staff Meeting May 13 in the upper amphitheater May 13.

Sponsored by the Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi, the award is given to a resident for his or her excellence in medical care, record keeping, patient relations, leadership and avid teaching of medical students and fellow residents.

The company has presented UMMC's top resident with the award since 1982. It is named for a Tupelo surgeon who was a founding member of the MACM Board of Directors.

CCHO receives policy research summer fellowship


Michael L. Jones, chief community health officer in the Office of Population Health, deputy director of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute and instructor in nursing, has received a summer fellowship from the Pardee Rand Graduate School.

The fellowship provides career development in health-care policy research and analysis.

Jones will participate in the summer faculty workshop from July 20-24 in Santa Monica, California.