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A page dedicated to the accomplishments of our faculty, fellows and students. Here we highlight the notable publications, awards, distinguished service and lectures, and the significant achievements of our department.

2018

Associate Professors
Ji LiRuiqi Feng (2017 Summer Student Volunteer) received the MAS Student Manuscript Award from the Mississippi Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellows
Samuel AdeosunWinner of the Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting
Jeremy Duncan

Winner of the Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting

Finalist for the Juan Carlos Romero Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section Postdoctoral Research Recognition Award from the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting

Kristin Edwards

Winner of the 2018 APS-Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award from the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting

Alan MoutonWinner of the Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting
Graduate Students
Gwen Davis

Winner of the Porter Fellowship Award from the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting

Ashley Newsome

Winner of the Minority Travel Fellowship for the Experimental Biology 2018 Meeting.

2017

Professors
Lique Coolen

Winner of the Gold Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC

Joey Granger

Winner of the Leadership Award for the 2017 Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control

Merry LindseyWinner of the Innovation Award from the UMMC Chapter of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science

 

Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Eric GeorgeWinner of the Early Career Investigator Award at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC.
Instructors
Zhen Wang

Winner of the Trustmark Postdoctoral Publication Award from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the Health Sciences Research Day.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Students
Samuel Adeosun

Winner of the Poster of Distinction by the Programming Committee of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Section of the Programming Committee of 2017 Experimental Biology Meeting

Sadia Ashraf

Winner of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow Poster Presentation Award from the School of Graduate Studies at the Health Sciences Research Day

Gwen Davis

Winner of the Steven M. Horvath Professional Opportunity Award at the 2017 Experimental Biology Meeting

Winner of the Graduate Student Presentation Award from the UMMC School of Graduate Studies at the Health Sciences Research Day

Kristin Shirey Edwards

Winner of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow Poster Presentation Award from the School of Graduate Studies at the Health Sciences Research Day

Ashley NewsomeWinner of the Outstanding Poster Poster Presentation from the Council on Hypertension

 

 

2016

Professors
Thomas Adair

2016 H.E.A.D.W.A.E. honoree from the Mississippi Legislature

Inducted in the Evers Hall of Fame 

Barbara Alexander

2016 Top Reviewer for Hypertension

Alejandro Chade

Winner of the 2016 Translational Research Team Award from Excellence In Research Awards

Winner of the 2016 Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence from the American Heart Association

Lique Coolen

Winner of the Bronze Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC

Recipient of the UMMC Nelson Order Award for Excellence in Teaching

James Wilson

Winner of the Platinum Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC.

Joey Granger

Awarded the 2016 Mayerson-DiLuzio Lectureship at Tulane University

2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award winner for UMMC

John E. Hall

Recipient of the Ray G. Daggs award from the American Physiological Society

Winner of the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association

Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Chairs from the Departments of Physiology (ACDP)

2016 Carl G. Evers Society "All Star" Professor selected by UMMC medical students

2016 Thomas G. Muldoon Memorial Lectureship from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Robert Hester

Billy S. Guyton Professor

Merry Lindsey

Recipient of the Translation Research Award at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC

Winner of the tiny Heart Hero Award from the Saving tiny Hearts Society

Winner of the Platinum Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Associate Professors
Jussara do Carmo

Winner of the Gold Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Eric George

Winner of the Silver Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section

Romain Harmancey

Winner of the Silver Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC

Ji Li

Winner of the Gold Medallion at the Excellence in Research Awards meeting from UMMC

Yonggang Ma

Winner of the Junior Faculty Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology at the 2016 Experimental Biology Meeting

Instructors
Kristine DeLeon-Pennell

Winner of the Early Career Investigator Travel Award from the International Society for Heart Research World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 Trustmark Postdoctoral Publication Award at the UMMC School of Graduate Studies Honors Day

Frank Spradley

Winner of the Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis & American Journal of Physiology- Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology Distinguished Trainee Award at the Experimental Biology Meeting

Erin Taylor

Winner of the Juan Carlos Romero Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Postdoctoral Research Recognition Award at the 2016 Experimental Biology Meeting. 

Zhen Wang

Winner of the Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the American Physiological Society

Postdoctoral Fellows and Students
John H. Dasinger

Winner of the Water & Electrolyte Predoctoral Research Recognition Award from the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology Meeting

Winner of the 2016 Robert A. Mahaffey Jr. Memorial Award, which is awarded to UMMC graduate students in recognition of exceptional research potential in basic or clinical biomedical science

Ashley Newsome

Winner of the Caroline tum Suden/ Frances A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology Meeting

Winner of the 2016 Minority Travel Fellowship Award from the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology Meeting

2016 Inductee into Phi Kappa Phi

Erin Taylor

Winner of the Juan Carlos Romero Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Postdoctoral Research Recognition Award from the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology Meeting