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About the Chapter
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.
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
We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2020 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 34 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria, fourteen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians. 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.
Dr. Dan Edney of Vicksburg has been inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame for William Carey University. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Carey and went on to earn his MD, Summa Cum Laude, from University of Mississippi Medical School. Dr. Edney was awarded Most Outstanding Resident for Internal Medicine at University of Virginia. He practices Internal and Addiction Medicine and was recently appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Mississippi Department of Health. Dr. Edney is also very involved in the community, having founded the First Baptist Church Medical/Dental Ministry. More Member News