March 05, 2015
ASA Member Named Mississippi 2015 Diversity Educator of the Year
Claude Brunson, M.D., ASA Director for the Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists, was recently recognized as the 2015 Diversity Educator of the Year by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning. Dr. Brunson is the Senior Advisor for External Affairs to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where he is a Professor of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Brunson was recognized for his work as "an outstanding and effective faculty member, mentor and role model who is deeply committed to diversity" and one who brings "voice and action to the concept of promoting cross cultural understanding at the Medical Center and within the campus community."
Dr. Brunson also serves as a member of the ASA Committee on Scientific Affairs, President of the Mississippi State Medical Association, a member of the Mississippi Board of Nursing and the Mississippi Board of Medicine.
A graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Dr. Brunson completed his residency in anesthesiology at UMMC and later earned a Master’s degree in clinical health sciences as UMMC. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Congratulations to Dr. Brunson on this recognition!