June 6, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, June 6, 2022

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Dr. Lanise Lacey

Portrait of Lanise Lacey

Dr. Lanise Lacey, a lead nurse practitioner, Mississippi Critical Care Organization, at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an a assistant professor of nursing in the School of Nursing.

Lacey earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2018 at UMMC, where she had also received her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2009.

Her previous roles include surgical intensive care unit travel nurse at King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles; and, at UMMC, SICU staff registered nurse/charge nurse, SICU staff acute care nurse practitioner, SICU trauma surgery lead nurse practitioner, and instructor in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Lacey, a 2018 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing inductee, is a member of several UMMC committees and organizations, including the Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Council and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Alliance.

Dr. Sarah S. McGraw

Portrait of Dr. Sarah S. McGraw

Dr. Sarah S. McGraw, recently a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in the School of Nursing.

McGraw received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track, from the School of Nursing at UMMC.

A certified family nurse practitioner, she has served previously as a registered nurse in the PICU at Children’s of Mississippi; nurse practitioner, physical medicine and rehabilitation, at NewSouth NeuroSpine in Flowood; nurse practitioner, urgent care, at Trust Care Express Medical Clinics; nurse practitioner for the UMMC Mercy Delta Project in Rolling Fork; and clinical researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases/HIV, Department of Pediatrics, at UMMC.

McGraw’s current research projects include investigations into pediatric COVID surveillance, COVID immuno-biology, school-based interventions for children with a history of trauma, and more.

She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, UMMC School of Nursing; and the Sigma Theta International Honor Society of Nursing.

Her record of service includes participating as a volunteer for the Glenn Family Foundation: Annual Health, Wellness and Safety; and the Institute of Higher Learning Annual Health Fair.

Stephanie Tullos

Stephanie Tullos

Stephanie Tullos, recently lead nurse at University Physicians Grants Ferry ob-gyn, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in the School of Nursing.

Tullos earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UMMC before receiving her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of South Alabama in 2017.

Her previous roles include labor and delivery charge nurse at UMMC, Women’s Services staff nurse at Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Canton, instructor for Hurst Review Services in Brookhaven, and mother/baby staff nurse at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

She is currently certified in newborn resuscitation; basic life support; RNC-maternal/newborn nursing; and Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work and Emotional Support (S.T.A.B.L.E.).