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UMMC selects Brodell

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has named Dr. Robert Brodell professor and chief of the Division of Dermatology. Prior to joining UMMC, he was in the private practice of dermatology and director of Skin Pathology Services Inc., an independent certified dermatopathology lab in Warren, Ohio. Licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, Brodell recently left his positions as professor ...

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Clinic adds Stone

Memorial Physician Clinics has welcomed Christopher D. Stone, M.D., in the practice of cardiothoracic surgery. Stone received his bachelor’s degree from Epworth College (Oklahoma City University) and attended medical school at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Stone completed his internship and junior residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. He is board certified in surgery and ...

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Faculty selected for program

Eighteen Mississippi State University faculty members are new selections for the competitive 2012-2013 Buz M. Walker Faculty Leadership Program. This year’s participants include Sherif Abdelwahed, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Matthew Boggan, associate professor of educational leadership, MSU-Meridian; Angi Bourgeois, associate professor of art; Cody Coyne, professor, College of Veterinary Medicine’s basic sciences department; Dana Franz, associate professor ...

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Fisher joins MDOC

Grace Simmons Fisher has been named communications director for the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Jackson. Fisher joined the department after nearly 30 years at the Clarion-Ledger where she worked as a reporter and an editor. The corrections department said in a news release that Fisher is a Holmes County native and a graduate of Jackson State University with a ...

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Clower transfers

Wayne Clower has transferred from TEC’s Monroe, La., Mail Routing Services Division to TEC of Jackson’s Sales Department. In this role, Clower will be selling voice and data solutions to new and existing customers.

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Staples joins firm

Rebekah K. Staples has joined the law firm Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC. Staples joins Butler Snow’s Government Relations Practice Group as a governmental relations advisor and will focus on public policy, strategy and government relations. Staples served as policy director for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and as policy advisor to Gov. Haley Barbour. Staples received a bachelor ...

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Surgeons become members

Dr. Rocco Barbieri and Dr. Constantine Charoglu, both of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. have become a members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Barbieri is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand surgeon. He has received certification of added qualifications in surgery of hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Barbieri received his bachelor’s degree ...

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Atmos announces changes

Karen Cummins, Atmos Energy’s manager of operations for Southaven and Grenada since 1997, has been named vice president of operations for the Mississippi Division’s Northern Region. Cummins began her career with Atmos in 1979 and progressed through administrative and marketing teams before becoming operations manager 15 years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Delta State University and ...

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Bloom tenders resignation

Linda Bloom has resigned as the director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), effective Aug. 16. Bloom will return to Hilton Head, S.C., to be with her husband and ailing father. Bloom came to WAMA in 2009 initially as a consultant and then full-time director. WAMA reports an interim director will be announced shortly and Dorothy Shaw has ...

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Two promoted at MID

Two members of the Mississippi Insurance Department have been promoted to key senior staff positions. Kimberly Gilmer Causey has been named general counsel, and David Browning has been promoted to director of the Financial and Market Regulation Division. Causey, a native of Columbus, has been with the Department’s Legal Division as a special assistant attorney general for 10 years. She ...

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