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PA earns hepatology fellowship, GAs get grand opportunities, UMMC among 'most wired'

Published on Monday, July 18, 2016

Published on July 18, 2016

A physician assistant at UMMC is among 20 hepatologists nationwide to earn an AASLD clinical fellowship; a pair of graduate assistants receive professional opportunity awards; and the Medical Center is counted among the nation's "most wired" health-care facilities.    

Physician assistant garners hepatology fellowship

Shannon Tucker, a physician assistant, has been recognized by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases with a clinical hepatology fellowship. She is among 20 future leaders in hepatology nationwide selected to receive the award.

The fellowships are made possible by independent grants from pharmaceutical companies and donations to the AASLD Foundation. They're part of the foundation's 2016 Research and Career Development Awards that encourage young investigators new to the field and to increase access to trained hepatology providers for patients with liver disease.



APS taps biochemist, SHRP GA for opportunity awards

The American Physiological Society has selected Maryam Syed, a graduate assistant in biochemistry, and Ashley Newsome, a graduate assistant in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, to receive Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Awards.

The duo is among 53 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows nationwide this year to receive the $500 abstract-based award.

To be considered, for the awards, individuals be the first author of an abstract submitted to the APS for its experimental biology meeting and must be an APS member in good standing.

For more information about the award, visit http://www.the-aps.org/mm/awards/Other-APS-Awards/Recipients/Caroline-tum-Suden.html.



H&HN lists UMMC among 'most wired' institutions

For the fourth year, UMMC has been named to the 2016 “Most Wired” list for health-care facilities by Hospitals & Health Networks.

In partnership with the American Hospital Association, Hospitals & Health Networks conducts a survey each year to recognize organizations for excellence in IT services and technology deployment in patient care.

"A recognition such as this is the result of a lot of hard work from around the organization,” said Ellen Swoger, associate chief information officer in the Division of Information Systems.

Keeping health-care data out of the hands of cybercriminals is a major component of being named Most Wired.

According to H&HN, other matters growing in importance among the Most Wired hospitals include “using data to make the transition from volume-based to value-based reimbursement; helping to connect hospitals in remote locations with specialists via video or audio; and continuing to work to make electronic health records more useful and shareable among different hospitals and health systems.”