July 23, 2018

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Pulmonary, critical care fellow, peds resident join UMMC faculty

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

Joseph Michael Edward Brewer, D.O.

Dr. Michael Brewer, a recent fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving his B.S. in biology from Mississippi College in 2002, Brewer earned his M.Ed. at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2004. He received his M.S. in preventive medicine (epidemiology and biostatistics) from UMMC in 2008, then earned his D.O. at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, in 2012. Brewer had internal medicine residency training from 2012-15, a pulmonary diseases fellowship from 2015-17 and a critical care medicine fellowship from 2017-18 at the Medical Center.

He has served as a flight paramedic at UMMC from 2001-03 and as an assistant professor of health sciences in the School of Health Related Professions from 2001-08.

Inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society and the Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society, Brewer is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. A site co-investigator for three PETAL Network studies, Brewer is the author or coauthor of seven articles in peer-reviewed professional journals, two book chapters, three abstracts and nine poster presentations.

Rosalyn Elizabeth Brownlee, M.D.

Dr. Rosalyn Elizabeth Brownlee, recently a pediatric resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving her B.S. in general science with an emphasis on chemistry cum laude from Mississippi State University in 2007, Brownlee taught science, algebra and geometry at Heritage Academy, Columbus, for two years before entering medical school at UMMC. She earned her M.D. in 2015 and had pediatric residency training from 2015-18.

An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Brownlee has served as a volunteer at the Jackson Free Clinic and has been involved in several service, leadership and volunteer activities at the Medical Center.

Mary Lauren Brunson, Au.D.

Dr. Mary Lauren Brunson has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of otolaryngology and communicative sciences.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in communicative sciences disorders from the University of Mississippi in 2012, Brunson earned her Master of Science in early oral intervention in 2014 before going on to receive her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018. She recently completed her training in pediatric audiology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Brunson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.