Otis Gowdy, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
Dr. Gowdy serves as the official representative of the College for the Mississippi Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Gowdy, read his bio.
Mississippi Chapter College Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Jones (Jackson) who has been awarded Mastership of the College. To be considered for Mastership, the candidate must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care, or contributions to medical literature. Dr. Jones is the Director of Clinical and Population Science in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research and holds the inaugural Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition. He also serves as Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Jones has served the University of Mississippi in a number of capacities, including Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine from 2003-2009, and Chancellor of the University from 2009-2015.
Chapter Excellence Award - Bronze Winner
I am pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Bronze Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters that achieve basics in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, ACP chapters must meet twenty Bronze criteria. Criteria include such activities as being involved in advocacy activities, communicating with members, having a chapter/regional scientific meeting along with a planning committee, having a sound financial structure in place, recruiting and advancing members and having an awards committee that identifies candidates for local or national awards. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.