UMMC faculty member picked to lead two otolaryngology groupsPublished on Monday, November 26, 2012By: Gary Pettus at 601-815-9266.Published in Press Releases on November 26, 2012JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Scott Stringer of Ridgeland, UMMC chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, assumed the presidency of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology (AADO) on Nov. 4.Across the United States and Canada, the AADO represents and promotes the shared interests of academic institutions’ departments of otolaryngology, a specialty concerned with the ear, nose and throat (ENT). The organization’s past president-elect, Stringer will now serve a two-year term as president.Stringer was also chosen president-elect of the Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons (SUO-HNS) at the organization’s annual meeting this month. The SUO represents all faculty members in university otolaryngology programs nationwide. Its tasks include providing guidelines for resident education and blueprints for teaching medical students. Stringer will ascend to the presidency in 2013.