Board of Health Members Receive Professional Accolades
February 21, 2018
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) would like to congratulate several members of the State Board of Health who have recently received professional accolades.
Dr. Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton of Magnolia, longtime Board member and past chairman, has contributed a chapter to America’s leading Family Medicine textbook, Conn’s Current Therapy 2018.
Chapters in this book are written by nationally recognized leaders in the medical field who provide their personal approaches and evidence-based clinical management options for the conditions physicians are most likely to see in everyday practice.
Lampton’s chapter is “Yellow Fever” and focuses on the reemergence of this tropical disease in modern medicine.
Longtime Board member and past vice-chairman Dr. Ed Hill of Tupelo retired at the end of December from the faculty at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Residency Center.
In recognition of Hill’s decades of service, including serving as the founding director and a fixture on the faculty for 22 years, the facility’s South Green Street center has been renamed the J. Edward Hill Family Medicine Residency Center.
Hattiesburg Cardiologist Dr. Thad Waites, current Board vice-chairman, has been named a Master of the American College of Cardiology by the American College of Cardiology. The award recognizes Waites’s outstanding service to the foundation.
Dr. Dwalia S. South of Ripley has been reappointed as Chair of the Committee on Publications for the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA). In this capacity, she oversees the publication of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, a monthly medical journal that has served as the official publication of the MSMA since 1959.
Dr. South has served as Chair of the Committee for more than a decade and also serves as a regular contributor and previous Associate Editor of the publication.
MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier said working with such recognized leaders in the health field is truly an honor.
“We are fortunate to have these professionals as Board members, dedicated to supporting our agency mission to better the lives of all Mississippians,” said Dr. Currier.
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