The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Dr. Katherine Leigh Ragland, a recent radiology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.
After receiving her BS in biology and psychology from the University of Georgia, Athens, in 2006, Ragland attended Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, for a year before coming to UMMC, where she earned her M.D. in 2011. She then had an internal medicine internship here from 2011-12 before beginning her radiology residency in 2012.
A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Ragland has coauthored three scientific poster exhibits presented at national meetings.
Dr. Timothy James Ragland, a recent radiology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.
After receiving his BA from the University of Mississippi in 2007, Ragland earned his M.D. in 2011 at UMMC, where he had in internal medicine internship from 2011-12 before beginning his radiology residency in 2012.
A member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa, Ragland has given oral presentations on new cancer therapies and pediatric osteosarcoma imaging.
Dr. Chasity Lynne Torrence, a recent general psychiatry resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of psychiatry.
After receiving her BS in biological medical sciences summa cum laude from Mississippi College in 2008, Torrence earned her M.D. at UMMC in 2012 and entered general psychiatry residency.
An active member of the Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association, among other professional organizations, Torrence is the coauthor of two articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications and two poster exhibits presented at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences' annual meeting and two poster exhibits presented at the UMMC Annual Neuroscience Research Day.
She is a graduate of the Mississippi State Medical Association's Leadership Academy and a cofounder of the Psychiatry Outreach Program, which is a growing effort to serve the mental health needs of Jackson's uninsured and homeless populations with an emphasis on meeting people where they are. Her research interests include art therapy's effects on patient satisfaction and length-of-stay in a general psychiatric unit.
Dr. Kelly Wilkinson, a recent hematology and oncology fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After receiving her BS in biology magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2006, Wilkinson earned her M.D. in 2010 at UMMC, where she had an internship and residency in internal medicine from 2010-13 before beginning her hematology and oncology fellowship.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, Wilkinson is an active participant in the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians. She has coauthored an article in the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association and five poster exhibits presented at scientific meetings in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Wilkinson has several ongoing scholarly projects and looks forward to a career in medical oncology with a special interest in gynecologic malignancies.
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