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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…

Dr. Sonya Miller Named Interim PM&R Residency Program Director

July 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Sonya Miller, MD, the current associate program director of the PM&R physician residency program, has been appointed the interim program director of the residency program as of Monday, June 26, 2017. Dr. Miller received her MD from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her PM&R residency at the University of Michigan in 1998 where she served as chief resident. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1999 after a year in Texas. Dr. Miller has served as the associate program director since 1999. She completed the Michigan Educational Scholars Program, and…

Denise Gakle Retiring from Pharmacology Dept.

June 28, 2017

Denise Gakle, Administrative Associate II, will be retiring at the end of June after 40 years of dedicated service to the Department of Pharmacology at the University’s Medical School. Denise joined the Department of Pharmacology in 1977. We thank Denise for her four decades of outstanding and dedicated service and wish her the best in the next steps of her journey.

Nancy Lindner Retiring from Human Genetics Dept.

June 26, 2017

Nancy Lindner, Senior Financial Manager, will be retiring at the end of June after many years of dedicated service to the Department of Human Genetics at the University’s Medical School. Nancy joined the University of Michigan in 1985 and worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology prior to joining the Human Genetics Department in 1988. Join us in wishing Nancy many years of happiness and enjoyment in her retirement!

Dr. Thomas F. Anderson retiring from Dermatology

June 15, 2017

Many congratulations to Thomas F. Anderson, MD, associate professor of dermatology, whose retirement will be effective, July 1, 2017. Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology in 1978. His expertise in the area of photo medicine has enhanced our education and clinical research missions and has advanced our clinical and patient care programs in the areas of psoriatic skin disease and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. He served a primary role in establishing and directing the U-M Dermatology Treatment Center (DTC), a highly successful treatment program for those afflicted with severe psoriasis disease. During the course…

DLHS Chair Charles Friedman elected to first IAHSI

June 14, 2017

Charles P. Friedman, PhD, chair of the "first in the nation" U-M Department of Learning Health Sciences, was recently elected by The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) to become part of the inaugural class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI). Formed to recognize expertise in biomedical and health informatics, the academy will foster collaboration and training among internationally distinguished members to be inducted during the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics in Hangzhou, China from 21st -25th August 2017. (

Carol Barnett, RN, BS, is retiring!

June 12, 2017

Carol Barnett, RN, MS, will be retiring at the end of June after many years of dedicated service to Nursing, Ambulatory Care Nursing, School of Nursing Accreditation, MQS, and the Performance Improvement unit of the Quality Department. A retirement reception for Carol will be hosted by Performance Improvement on Monday, June 26th from 2:30-4:00pm in the University Hospital (UH) Ford Auditorium Lobby. Join us in wishing Carol many years of happiness and enjoyment in her retirement.