Dr. Christopher Powe is the Founding Partner and President of Global Training Institute, located in Canton, Miss. and part of the MS Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory. He has served as Chief Advanced Practice Officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center serving over 350 nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and physician assistants. He has served as an Associate Professor at the UMMC School of Nursing in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program since 2004. Previous roles include the Lead Advanced Practice Provider in the Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UMMC since 2003. Named Director of Advanced Practice Adult Hospitals, he lead over 200 Advanced Practice Providers into what is now one of the most innovative APP organizational structures in the country. He has vast experience in Critical Care and Emergency advanced practice roles. Named Mississippi’s Advanced Practice Provider of the Year in 2011, he has served with over 23 years of trauma surgery and critical care and emergency services experience.
He proudly serves in the United States Air Force and the Mississippi National Guard (MSANG) with 12 years of combat experience. Currently, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the MSANG and is an Iraq War Veteran following a tour in the country’s only Level 1 Combat Trauma & Emergency Treatment Facility. During that tour, LtCol received numerous awards including the USAF Meritorious Service Award with 1 Oak Leak Cluster for saving the lives of four special operations operators following combat injuries. Dr. Powe has dedicated his career in improving education, training and safety for medical providers, armed forces and law enforcement officers.
Christopher completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Health Sciences, UMMC School of Graduate Studies, focusing on Blunt Trauma in the Morbidly Obese. He completed both graduate and undergraduate degrees at the UMMC School of Nursing. He is board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC), in Critical Care Flight Nursing (CFRN) and Critical Care Nursing.(CCRN). He also also holds certifications as in instructor in ACLS, TNCC, TCC, TECC, LEFR and several specialties in military medicine.