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Dr. Brad Uren Reappointed by Governor Snyder

October 13, 2017

Congratulations to Brad Uren, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine! Today, he was reappointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The 11-member board advises the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs. \"I thank these individuals for their commitment to this committee and I believe their background in pharmacy and medicine will be a positive asset,” Snyder said. Uren will serve a two-year term expiring Oct. 1, 2019.

FIRST ROUND OF IP-X PILOT GRANTS ANNOUNCED

October 3, 2017

The U-M’s Ann Arbor campus health science deans have selected four faculty team projects to receive the first-of-their-kind Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus pilot grants. The awarded project teams in this first round of IP-X funding are: • Caring for Complex, Underserved Patients: Interprofessional Education and Care Where it Matters Most, PI: Brent Williams, General Medicine; Co-Investigators: Amy Thompson, College of Pharmacy; Daniel Fischer and Debra Mattison, School of Social Work; and Elizabeth Kuzma, School of Nursing. • Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Dialysis Patients, PI: Joseph Himle, School of Social Work. Co-Investigators: Bonnie Hagerty, School of Nursing, and…

Kathy Lash, Radiation Oncology, retiring after 34 yrs

October 2, 2017

Kathy Lash, Director of Community Practice & Capital Projects, Department of Radiation Oncology, will be retiring Oct 31, 2017, after 34 dedicated years. Kathy's contributions have been generous and substantive. Her…

Dr. MeiLan Han Awarded ERS Gold Medal in COPD

October 2, 2017

Congratulations to MeiLan Han, M.D.! Han, an associate professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the European Respiratory Society Gold Medal in COPD. According to the ERS, the award recognizes a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of COPD and who is currently pursuing an active research project in COPD. Han serves on editorial boards for major scientific journals, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association, and is the primary investigator for large National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded…

Teams respond swiftly to malware attack on dictation/transcription service vendor

July 31, 2017

When Michigan Medicine’s telephone dictation and transcription service provider was impacted by a global malware cyberattack, teams from Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) and Health Information Management (HIM) acted swiftly to ensure the service was disabled, no patient information was compromised, and alternative solutions were provided. “Many staff played a role in the response to the dictation outage,” said Jeff Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer at Michigan Medicine. “Their rapid response, prioritization of potential solutions, remarkably rapid expansion of Dragon and creativity in putting into place alternate options for those dependent on dictation allowed us to maintain operations and…

Dr. Kahlenberg Wins DDCF Clinical Scientist Development Award

July 31, 2017

Congratulations to Joanne Michelle Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D.! Kahlenberg, assistant professor of rheumatology, received the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation\'s 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award. Kahlenberg is one of 17 junior physician scientists receiving the awards of $495,000 each over three years. Selected from a highly competitive pool of 196 applicants by a panel of experts in medical research, these scientists distinguished themselves by the rigor of their research endeavors and their commitment to future excellence as independent clinical researchers in the biomedical field. “We are continually impressed by the high caliber of the Clinical Scientist Development Awardees, their research and the…

Dr. Gallagher Wins DDCF Clinical Scientist Development Award

July 31, 2017

Congratulations to Katherine Gallagher, M.D.! Gallagher, assistant professor of vascular surgery, received the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award. Gallagher is one of 17 junior physician scientists receiving the awards of $495,000 each over three years. Selected from a highly competitive pool of 196 applicants by a panel of experts in medical research, these scientists distinguished themselves by the rigor of their research endeavors and their commitment to future excellence as independent clinical researchers in the biomedical field. “We are continually impressed by the high caliber of the Clinical Scientist Development Awardees, their research and the potential…

Davoren Chick M.D. named to new role with ACP

July 20, 2017

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently named Davoren Chick M.D., as the organization's senior vice president for medical education, effective September 1. Chick is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Learning Health Sciences at U-M. ACP made the selection after a recommendation from a national search committee for the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S. Chick will succeed Patrick Alguire, M.D., who is retiring after 19 years at ACP. "Dr. Chick is an accomplished, creative, and well-respected medical educator, having designed curricula and taught and lectured nationally and internationally," said Darilyn Moyer,…

Ron Dechert, Dr.PH, RRT, retiring after 44 years

July 7, 2017

Many congratulations to Ron Dechert, Dr.PH, RRT who after 44 years of outstanding and dedicated service will be retiring from Michigan Medicine. Over these four plus decades of service, Ron has…