President of American Heart Association to Deliver Pharmacy School’s Hartman Lecture



Dr. Daniel Jones

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Daniel W. Jones, president of the
American Heart Association, is scheduled to deliver the
2008 Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture Feb. 14 at the
University of Mississippi.


Jones, vice chancellor of health affairs and dean of the
School of Medicine at the UM Medical Center in Jackson,
plans to speak on cardiovascular issues facing the U.S. at
11 a.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing
Arts. Sponsored by the School of Pharmacy, the program is
free and open to the public.

“We are honored to have Dr. Jones present our 31st annual
Charles W. Hartman Lecture,” said Barbara G. Wells, dean of
the pharmacy school. “He has focused his career on the
treatment of hypertension and prevention of cardiovascular
disease. He is a selfless-servant leader from whom health
care students, educators and practitioners can learn
critical lessons to improve the quality and length of life
of patients locally and worldwide.”

Jones serves on the AHA Board of Directors and is a member
of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. He
represents the AHA on the National Institutes of Health’s
National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating
Committee and serves as its national spokesperson on high
blood pressure.

He was in private practice in Laurel from 1978 to ’85,
followed by seven years of work as a medical missionary in
Korea, including service as director of the community
health department and hypertension clinic at Wallace
Memorial Baptist Hospital in Pusan. He joined the UM
Medical Center in 1992 as assistant professor of medicine
and director of clinical hypertension.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College
and medical degree from UMMC. A fellow of the American
College of Physicians, he is certified by the American
Board of Internal Medicine and designated as a specialist
in clinical hypertension by the American Society of
Hypertension Specialists.

The AHA is a national voluntary health agency whose mission
is: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular
diseases and stroke.

The Hartman Lecture was established at UM in 1973 to honor
the late Charles W. Hartman, who was dean of the pharmacy
school from 1961 until his death in 1970. During his
tenure, he organized the Research Institute of
Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Bureau of Pharmaceutical

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