Ellis, Hammond selected for prestigious fellowships

Jared Ellis, MD

Jared Ellis, MD, and Angela Hammond, CRNP, were accepted into prestigious fellowship programs with North Carolina universities for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Ellis is assistant director of the College’s Family Medicine Residency and an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Hammond is a nurse practitioner in the College’s Faculty-Staff Clinic.

Ellis will train at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as part of its 35th Faculty Development Fellowship Class. The class is a mid-career program for medical educators with a history of developing graduates for careers as leaders in Family Medicine education. The program is a one-year commitment, including six weeks in the Family Medicine Residency program in Chapel Hill, and includes training and experiential projects in medical education, teaching, management and scholarship. The fellowship class consists of a diverse group of educators coming from a variety of community, university and military Family Medicine programs.

After the program, Ellis hopes to return to Alabama a better educator and jokingly adds, “No, I won’t be changing my colors to blue from crimson!”

Angela Hammond, CRNP

Hammond will join the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program at Duke University. The program provides leadership and management training to advanced practice nurses so they can better meet the challenges of the evolving health care environment. The program’s focus is to better equip its fellows to increase operational efficiency and improve patient outcomes, with a focus on underserved populations.

Hammond plans to take the leadership and management skills she learns in the program and use them to transform the College’s practices for the new health care environment, and to develop an outreach project for an underserved population.

“I am certainly looking forward to gaining knowledge and creating beneficial programs for our College and patients,” Hammond says. Like Ellis, she says “I think I will continue to share loyalties to the Tide” and “the MSU Dawgs.”

Hammond received undergraduate degrees from both The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She began sharing her loyalty with Mississippi State University while practicing nursing in a rural health clinic in Mississippi for 10 years before relocating to Tuscaloosa. Her husband and son also attended Mississippi State University.

The Faculty-Staff Clinic is a walk-in clinic that offers continuity care for University of Alabama faculty, staff and their families and is a part of the multi-specialty University Medical Center, which is operated by the College.

The College is also a regional branch campus of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, which is headquartered in Birmingham.