UMMC helps earn 'A' rating, faculty, staff receive honorsPublished on Monday, August 8, 2016 Published on August 08, 2016 A University Wellness employee gets a coaching nod; UMMC helps Mississippi receive a top grade in telemental health services; a physiology professor joins an exclusive study section; and a dentistry professor earns a chair appointment. University Wellness employee earns coaching honor WareBrian Ware, a University Wellness employee, has been named Mississippi Swimming Senior Coach of the Year.The award is voted on by all Mississippi coaches who are members of USA Swimming.Ware is a coach for the Makos swim team. A number of the team's members are award winners or record holders on the state level; one swimmer was a USA Swimming Olympic Trials competitor. UMMC helps state earn 'A' rating for telemental health The Medical Center's pioneering "telepsychiatry" program - part of UMMC's telemedicine efforts - has helped the state of Mississippi to receive an "A" rating for the delivery of mental health and behavioral health services via telemedicine from the American Telemedicine Association.To read more about the distinction, click here. Physiologist joins NIH scientific study section WilsonDr. James Wilson, professor of physiology and biophysics, has been named a member of the Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology B Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, at the National Institutes of Health.Study section members review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their respective fields of science.Members are selected based on their competence and achievement in their respective scientific disciplines as illustrated by their research accomplishments, publication records and significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.Wilson's membership in the CHSB study section began July 1 and will end on June 30, 2020. CODA taps dentistry professor for chair position LivingstonDr. Harold Mark Livingston, professor of advanced general dentistry and director of the General Practice Residency Program in the School of Dentistry, has been appointed chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).CODA serves the oral health-care needs of the public through the development and administration of standards that foster continuous quality improvement of dental and dental-related educational programs.