September 13, 2021

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

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

Dr. Gloria Rodriguez Barinas

Gloria Rodriguez

Dr. Gloria Rodriguez Barinas, recently a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, has joined the Medical Center faculty as assistant professor of anesthesiology.

Barinas received her medical degree in 2013 from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo School of Medicine. She did a general surgery internship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, before completing her anesthesiology residency in 2020 at Cleveland Clinic Florida, where she was chief resident.

Between 2015 and 2016, she held faculty positions at the University of Health Sciences Antigua, in anatomy/embryology and in histology; she also served as vice-chair of the Selections and Corrections Committee.

Earlier in her career, she was a teaching assistant in the Histology Department, School of Morphological Sciences at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo; a physician instructor for International Service Learning; and an intern in the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic: National Direction for Health Research.

In 2011, she participated in the Korean Embassy Project to Provide Health Care in Underserved Areas of the Dominican Republic. In 2013, she was a medical volunteer for the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic project to provide medical assistance at the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Dr. Andrew F. Glass

Andrew Glass

Dr. Andrew F. Glass, who works as an emergency medicine physician at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as assistant professor of emergency medicine.

Glass has also worked as an emergency medicine physician at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, at Scott Regional Hospital in Morton and for Keystone Healthcare Management in Magee.

After earning his medical degree in 2013 from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, he completed his residency at UMMC in 2017, the year he joined Baptist Medical Center.

Glass, a student athlete in cross country and track and field as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, devoted many hours to volunteer work during his time in Athens.

His research work has included the impact of sepsis shock on patients, and he has lectured on such topics as chest trauma, ocular ultrasound and pulmonary edema.

Dr. Dustin E.  Sarver

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Dr. Dustin E.  Sarver, an associate professor of pediatrics at UMMC, has switched primary departments at the Medical Center and is now associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior.

Sarver joined the Medical Center in 2014 as assistant professor in the Center for Advancement of Youth, where he has led the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy program. He has been a member of the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior since 2015.

In 2017, he became director of the Child Health and Development Promotion Multidisciplinary Fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics. In 2019, he was promoted to associate professor. The next year, he became branch director of the Discovery Council in the Department of Pediatrics.

Sarver earned his Master of Science in clinical psychology in 2010 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he also earned his PhD in clinical psychology.

He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in 2014 at the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, University of Virginia.

Sarver has co-authored or contributed to numerous published peer-reviewed articles and has written or co-written book chapters or encyclopedia entries for professional publications. His clinical, research and educational programs have been federally- and state-funded since 2015.

His many honors and awards include the Faculty Research Mentor Award in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UMMC, 2021; the Rusty Turner Memorial Excellence Award from Families as Allies of Mississippi, 2020; the UMMC Excellence in Research Award (bronze), 2020; and the LeBlanc Award for Outstanding Faculty Research in Pediatrics at UMMC, 2019.