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Audiologist, nursing instructor join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Published on February 09, 2017

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Candon Reeves Garbo, M.S.N., R.N.

Candon Garbo

Candon Reeves Garbo, an education coordinator at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in nursing.

A 1986 graduate of the School of Nursing, Garbo served as a charge/staff nurse in labor and delivery and OB triage at UMMC for six years before serving as a temporary nurse for various ob-gyn clinics in the Jackson area. After a stint teaching eighth-grade science, she returned to the nursing profession in 2007 as a charge/staff nurse in labor and delivery and the newborn nursery at Woman's Hospital in Flowood, where she became director of labor and deliver in 2011. In 2014, Garbo joined the staff at Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, as a staff nurse in labor and delivery and OB emergency. A 2015 graduate of UMMC's Health Care Administrator Program, Garbo joined Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in 2016 and concurrently worked as a staff nurse in labor and delivery at St. Dominic Hospital.

An active member of the Mississippi Nurses Association, Garbo is a Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society inductee.



L. Ashley Grillis, Au.D.


Dr. Ashley Grillis has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences with clinical duties as a pediatric audiologist.

She has previously served as the educational audiologist at the Mississippi School for the Deaf in Jackson. Before locating to Mississippi, Grillis served as a clinical audiologist at Bridgewater Balance and Hearing in Knoxville, Tennessee.

After receiving her B.S. in biology in 2008 from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Grillis obtained her Au.D. in 2013 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Knoxville.

Grillis is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Mississippi Speech Hearing Association. Her clinical interests include early intervention and unilateral hearing loss.