MSM National Alumni Association Officers
Officers are selected from financial alumni and elected to the board once every two-years. A nominating committee, chaired by the outgoing president, selects a slate of six nominees and official ballots are sent to all members of the alumni association to solicit a vote.
Rose E. Blackburne, MD, Class of 1992
Dr. Blackburne is currently Executive Medical Director for PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC). Dr. Blackburne is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has over 25 years of experience in Health Care. She was a practicing Obstetrician/Gynecologist for 12 years prior to her career as a global pharmaceutical/biotechnology executive. Dr. Blackburne has over 15 years of Clinical Research & Development experience and has held Global leadership positions in numerous therapeutic areas. Dr. Blackburne was appointed by the FDA Commissioner to a four- year term (2016-2020) as Industry Representative to the FDA Patient Engagement Advisory Committee Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). She is a distinguished member of the National Medical Association serving as Chair of the Physician Executive Section (2013-2016, 2018), Co-chair (2011-2013, 2015, 2017).
Dr. Blackburne has provided numerous NMA Continuing Medical Education (CME) trainings and presentations around these topics at the NMA Annual Conventions, National Colloquiums on African American Health and Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. She has served on the NMA’s Convention Planning Committee and CME Faculty since 2008. Dr. Blackburne received the Morehouse School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018, and, has served as Vice President (President Elect) of the Morehouse School of Medicine National Alumni Association from 2018-2020.
Frank Jones, MD, MPH, FACS, MD Class of 1991, Dr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, his M.D. degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Maryland. Dr. Jones joined the Morehouse School of Medicine faculty at Grady Memorial Hospital where he practiced surgery for 16 years; was Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and served as Clerkship Director. He was twice awarded the “Teacher of the Year”. Dr. Jones is the President of the Atlanta Medical Association. In 2018, Dr. Jones was awarded the “Physician of the Year” by the Atlanta Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress.
Jarvis Carter, MPH, PhD, MPH Class of 2009, is a Public Health Advisor in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, he provides critical support to city/state health departments and community-based organizations that implement comprehensive HIV surveillance and prevention programs. Dr. Carter has worked in DHAP since 2012, most recently serving as the project lead for the PrEP Implementation, Data to Care, and Evaluation project in the Prevention Research Branch, where he managed project staff and oversaw programmatic activities of funded health department recipients.
Kristy Hendricks Jackson, MD, FAPA, MD Class of 2008, is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Assocation. She received her medical degree and psychiatric residency training from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She has managed adult patients across the clinical continuum including private practice, inpatient, and assertive comment treatment settings. Dr. Jackson enjoys treating a diverse patient population with a wide array of emotional and behaviroal health issues. She considers it an honor to guide others along their journey to wellness and employs a collaborative treatement approach with her patients. She currently serves as co-medical director of WellStar Cobb Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit. Dr. Jackson is also passionate about medical education and enjoys her role as an Adjusnct Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the proud parent of three children ages 3, 4, and 8; she cannot wait to resume traveling with them once the friendly skies reopen.
Darryl Amos, MD, FACS, CPE, MD Class of 1991, Dr. Amos is Chair, Department of Surgery and Chief, Division of Trauma at MDMC and Trauma Services Network Development in Dallas, Texas. He received his BS Morehouse Undergrad, MD at MSM, completed a General Surgery Residency at University of Mississippi, and Critical Care Fellowship at Methodist Health System. He is board-certified in both general surgery and critical care. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Surgery and the Chief of Trauma at the level 1 trauma hospital in Dallas, and the executive trauma director for our system which includes three level three hospitals in the DFW metro-plex. Dr. Amos sits on the hospital corporate medical board and has a newly appointed seat of the board of directors for hospital planning and expansion. He completed the CPE Certified Physician Executive training capstone course with the American Association of Physician Leadership.