August 15, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022

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

Dr. Leigh Campbell

Portrait of Dr. Leigh Campbell

Dr. Leigh Campbell, owner and founder of Bloom and Grow Lactation and Perinatal Services, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics-neonatology in the School of Medicine.

Campbell earned her medical degree in 2005 at the UMMC School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she completed a neonatal-perinatal fellowship.

Campbell has participated in research projects at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

She has served on the UMMC faculty previously, as an affiliate instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. For more than four years, she was medical director of Magnolia Health Plan.

Campbell has also served the Mississippi State Department of Health in several roles, including those with the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the Perinatal High Risk/Infant Services System.

At UMMC, Campbell completed her research requirements for her fellowship, a collaborative work in the Center for Newborn Medicine. She is the co-author of several peer-reviewed research articles and has delivered numerous professional lectures or presentations for national and state-wide organizations or conferences.

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Tawanda McNair

Portrait of Tawanda McNair

Tawanda McNair, recently director and faculty member for Associate Degree Nursing in the Nursing/Allied Health Center on the Jackson campus of Hinds Community College, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Program for the School of Health Related Professions.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, she received her BSN degree from the School of Nursing at Alcorn State University in Lorman. She then earned her MSN-Nurse Educator degree at ASU in 2012. McNair, a veteran of the Mississippi Army National Guard, was the recipient of numerous honors for academic excellence at Alcorn State.

She has also served as a staff nurse-telemetry/ICU at Natchez Regional Medical Center, county immunization nurse for the Adams County Health Department-District VII in Natchez, and immunization/general clinic nurse for the Hinds County Health Department-District V.

McNair, who is a member of the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing, has taken on numerous leadership roles in nursing education and professional development.

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Dr. Teresa Moll

Portrait of Teresa Moll

Dr. Teresa Moll, who recently completed a fellowship in adult endocrinology at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of endocrinology in the School of Medicine.

Moll received her medical degree in 2016 from the School of Medicine at UMMC and completed her residency at the Medical Center in internal medicine-pediatrics before embarking on her fellowship.

Before medical school, she had worked for more than three years as a registered nurse in the hematology/oncology ward at UMMC. As a medical student, she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Moll is a member of several professional organizations, including the Endocrine Society, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

At UMMC, she has taken on several leadership roles. She is the co-author of several research publications.