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Dan Woodliff, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
There are several updates that came from this Fall's Board
meeting to pass along:
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Richard D.
deShazo has been awarded mastership by the National ACP
Awards Committee. He joins the following distinguished physicians
as Masters in the College:
James L. Achord, MD, MACP
John G. Bartlett, MD, MACP
Joe C. Files, MD, MACP
Helen R. Tuner, MD, MACP
Dr. deShazo will be recognized at convocation at IM 2016 in
Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2016. Please be sure to congratulate
Dr. deShazo when you have the opportunity. As we all know, this is
indeed a tremendous honor.
On Friday, October 30th, the 21st annual ACP Abstract Day for
the Mississippi Chapter took place at the University of Mississippi
Medical Center student union in Jackson. Due to the incredible
effort of the Council of Residents and Students led by Dr.
Ben Horton, we had a record setting display of scholarly
activity, with 102 abstracts presented by students, residents, and
fellows. Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Regents, Bob
Centor, was on hand to give a superb keynote address on
clinical reasoning. Recognized as winners to represent the chapter
as automatic entries to the national abstract competition at
IM 2016 in Washington, D.C., May 5-7, 2016, were
Clinical Vignettes - Tara Lewis, 3rd year
medical student, UMMC
Clinical Research - Clark Henegan, 3rd year
hematology/oncology fellow, UMMC
Basic Science Research - Talal Younes, 2nd year
medical student, UMMC
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety - Ben
Horton, 3rd year internal medicine resident, UMMC
On a Friday afternoon in December, a fellowship workshop will
once again be offered. If you are interested in advancing to
Fellowship in ACP, please contact Nancy Youngblood.
We'd like to say a big "Thank You" to Andrew
Ouzts for representing the chapter on the board of the
Mississippi Rural Physicians' Scholars Program that annually
supports the education of promising young scholars who are
dedicated to a career in primary care. We appreciate Andrew's
wisdom in being our voice on this very important group.
I am excited to announce that the Mississippi Chapter of ACP has
a new Governor - Elect Designee. Dr. Calvin
Thigpen is a general internist and Associate Program
Director at UMMC. Calvin has been a tireless advocate for Internal
Medicine and was the driving force behind Mississippi winning the
Evergreen Award last year for the ACP Residents Council. He has
coordinated Abstract Day for the past several years promoting
scholarship at UMMC and is now a member of the national Council of
Early Career Physicians. Please join me in congratulating