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Robinett featured in medical journal

Stephanie Robinett, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Wesley Medical Center, recently co-authored an article in the international scientific journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. The article, “Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A,” is featured in the journal’s May 2009 issue.  “Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders,” Robinett says. “CMT typically begins with weakness ...

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Statewide banking association elects officers, board members

      Banker E. Robinson McGraw of Tupelo has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2009-2010.  He will lead the association’s 20-member MBA board of directors.         McGraw was elected at the association’s Annual Convention, held May 13-17 in Destin, Fla. The membership of the 120-year-old association includes 103 commercial banks and savings ...

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Hinchman comes on board with Callum Petroleum

Steven B.  Hinchman has been confirmed as executive vice president and chief  operating officer, and begins his service with Callon Petroleum Company. Prior to joining the company, Hinchman, 50, was executive vice  president of technology and services for Marathon Oil Corporation, a  position he held since April 2008, and served as a member of Marathon’s  Executive Committee, a position he ...

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MCHS’ Cherney awarded for 30 years

  Chris Cherney, chief executive office of Mississippi Children’s Home Services, received an award from the agency for 30 years of service and dedication to improving the lives of Mississippi children, youth and families. He has 40-plus years experience in the social service field. “Chris has been an advocate for Mississippi children and youth for over 40 years,” said John ...

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Kendricks appointed with Hancock Holdings

Sam B. Kendricks will serve as chief credit policy officer for the 110-year-old financial services leader, Hancock Holdings Company. With this appointment, Kendricks begins his new executive responsibilities as former chief credit officer Alfred Rath transitions to become Hancock’s chief risk officer.  A Mississippi native, Kendricks, who joined Hancock Bank in 2001, previously served as a senior vice president and ...

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Windham joins UMMC staff

  Dr. Gwen Windham has joined University of Mississippi Medical Center as an associate professor of medicine. She will see patients through University Physicians, part of University of Mississippi Health Care. A specialist in caring for the elderly, Windham received her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed a fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview ...

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IHL names UMMC’s Jones as preferred candidate for Ole Miss

    The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) announced June 2 that Dr. Dan Jones, current vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is the preferred candidate for the position of chancellor at the University of Mississippi (UM). The announcement was made following ...

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Miller graduates from DMH program

  Shirley Miller of Hinds County recently graduated from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH’s) Focus Program. DMH’s Pilot Group Focus Graduation was held May 15 at Tara Wildlife in Vicksburg. DMH’s accelerated leadership development program “Focus” offers a unique opportunity for employees to hone their skills to greater and higher personal performance and self-awareness. 

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Young hired with BankPlus

  Dwight Young was recently hired as an assistant vice president in BankPlus’ Renaissance at Colony Park office.  Young has over four years of experience in the banking industry and was previously employed by Trustmark Bank as an assistant branch manager.  A native of Oxford, Young holds a bachelors of business administration degree from the University of Mississippi, and a ...

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IHL names state superintendent candidate for commissioner

    The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) announced in a press conference June 2 that Dr. Hank Bounds, Mississippi Superintendent of Education, is the preferred candidate for the position of Commissioner of Higher Education. The announcement was made following a meeting of the Board of Trustees and search consultants with Parker Executive Search.   ...

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