– Dr. Alan Jones, UMMC professor of emergency medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree with honors in molecular biology at Millsaps College and his medical degree at UMMC. He completed his residency in emergency medicine and served as chief resident at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Following residency training he completed a clinical trials research fellowship, and while serving on the emergency medicine teaching faculty at Carolinas he completed coursework for a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He returned to UMMC in 2011 as a full professor and vice chairman of emergency medicine. He also serves as the department’s director of research and its research fellowship program.
He succeeds Dr. Richard Summers as chair of the department.
Dr. Jones has authored numerous scientific publications and is currently either a principal investigator or co-investigator on four National Institutes of Health R01 grants. He recently began a one-year term as president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.