Aug. 16, 2021

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UMMC staff receive service recognition

Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Aug. 16-22.


25 Years

Shirley Stasher, care coordinator nurse, University Physicians (Remote Patient Monitoring)


20 Years

Karen Charmane Jones, inpatient nurse, University Hospital (Surgical Suite)

Dr. Gouri Jayant Mahajan, research lab director, School of Medicine (Biobank)


15 Years

Sheila Sofia Belk, clinical research manager, School of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Dr. Penni Smith Foster, professor of family medicine, School of Medicine

Kimberly Shariese Grissom, surgical technician, University Hospital (Surgical Suite)

Marquita Mardee Smith, inpatient nurse, Children’s of Mississippi (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)


10 Years

Shukundala Clark Champion, social worker, Children’s of Mississippi (Social Work)

Sharie Desselle, anesthesia technician, School of Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Dr. William Neil Duggar, assistant professor of radiation oncology, School of Medicine

Oghenenyerhovwo Nyerho Iyo, nurse, University Hospital (4 North)

Tara Nation, nurse practitioner, School of Medicine (Pediatric Neonatology)

Selina Shanks, social worker, University Hospital (Utilization Management)


5 Years

Derek Ellison Jones, ambassador, University Hospital (Ambassadors)

Yilianys Pride, business and clinical operations supervisor, School of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Mark Clifton Spicer, surgical technician, University Hospital (Surgical Suite)

Katrina Thigpen, PICC nurse, University Physicians (Antimicrobial Services)

Dr. Alberto A. Arteaga Useche, house officer, School of Medicine (Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery)