Gyn onc prof, pediatric NP, epidemiological scientist join UMMC faculty
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Amy Lowery Carroll, M.S.N.
Amy Lowery Carroll, an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in nursing.
After receiving her A.A. in liberal arts cum laude from Jones County Junior College in 1999, Carroll earned her B.S.N. in 2001 at UMMC, where she served as a general pediatrics staff nurse/charge nurse; staff nurse in the Batson Short Stay Surgical Procedural Area; and staff nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department. She also had a short stint as a travel nurse for Cross Country TravCorps in 2006 at Children’s National in Washington D.C. and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California.
In 2008, she became a unit educator nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department and served as a staff nurse in the Pediatric ED and Pediatric Critical Care Transport Unit from 2011-13 while concurrently earning her M.S.N. at UMMC. She then served as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric ED from 2013-15 and in the Department of Surgery at Batson Children’s Hospital since 2015.
An active member of the Emergency Nurses’ Association, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, the Society of Trauma Nurses and the Pediatric Trauma Society, Carroll has given 11 invited presentations and authored or coauthored three posters presented at scientific meetings nationally.
She is principal investigator of an ongoing quality improvement research project, “Injury Patterns in All Terrain Vehicles vs. Other Utilities Vehicles in Children.”
William Russell Robinson III, M.D.
Dr. William Russell Robinson III, Maxwell E. Lapham Professor and Section Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
After receiving his B.S. from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1981, Robinson earned his M.D. at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences College of Medicine, Memphis, in 1985. He had obstetrics and gynecology residency training from 1985-89 at the Tulane University School of Medicine and gynecologic oncology fellowship training from 1989-92 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Robinson initially joined the Tulane University Medical Center faculty in 1992 as an assistant professor and left in 1999 to become an associate professor of gynecologic oncology in the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo. In 2007, he was promoted to professor of gynecology oncology and a year later was named the Mrs. J. Avery Rush Endowed Chair in Women’s Health and Oncology. He rejoined the Tulane University School of Medicine faculty in 2010 as the Maxwell E. Lapham Professor and Section Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and also served as director of the Office of Clinical Research for the Tulane Cancer Center from 2017-20.
A fellow of the American College/Congress of Obstetricians and of the American College of Surgery and an active member of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, among many other professional organizations, Robinson has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Journal of Oncology Practice, Gynecology and Obstetrics Research, Practice Management Update/Newsletter and Panhandle Health, as co-editor of the Essential Guide to Coding and ICD-9-CM Abridged, and as a guest reviewer for numerous professional publications. He is the author or coauthor of 91 articles in peer-reviewed publications, 13 book chapters or invited publications, six audio or video performances, 96 abstracts and 87 extramural presentations. His research interests include gynecologic cancer and health disparities enrollment and education.
Adrienne Tin, Ph.D.
Dr. Adrienne Tin, a core faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of medicine (nephrology and The MIND Center).
After receiving her B.A. in computer science and mathematics summa cum laude from the College of Arts and Science, New York University, in 1988, Tin earned her M.S. in applied statistics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, in 2004. Sh earned her Ph.D. in genetic epidemiology in 2012 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, where she had a postdoctoral fellowship in epidemiology from 2012-15.
She joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2015 as an assistant scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and became a core faculty member at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research in 2017.
An active member of the American Society of Human Genetics and the American Society of Nephrology, Tin serves on the Statistical Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and is a peer reviewer for a number of professional journals. She has authored or coauthored 59 peer-reviewed publications on the epidemiology of chronic diseases, including gout, kidney disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis and HIV infection.
She is leading a grant to investigate the relationship between DNA methylation and gout. Her research encompasses the susceptibility for dementia, chronic kidney disease and related traits and identifying novel targets for prevention and treatment.