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Pediatric Urology completes successful Patient–Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood Program survey!

April 13, 2021

Congratulations to the Pediatric Urology team, who recently completed a successful survey visit with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) for the Patient–Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood (PCMH-N) program!  This program recognizes and supports primary care and specialist clinic teams that have made substantial progress implementing and using patient-centered clinical and operational processes and tools, resulting in the delivery of more coordinated, efficient and effective health care. Each year, BCBSM randomly selects 1-2 Michigan Medicine primary care (medical home) and 1-2 specialty (neighborhood) sites to participate in this survey process. The sites spend significant time preparing for these visits. The PCMH…

Eight faculty, staff receive 2021 Graduate Medical Education awards

April 13, 2021

All recipients will be honored during a virtual reception on May 3 The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) recently announced its GME Award recipients for 2021. They are: Program Director Excellence Award Jakob McSparron, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, is one of two recipients of the Program Director Excellence Award, which recognizes a residency or fellowship program director who has had a significant impact by optimizing the quality of education in a training program, enhancing the residency/fellowship experience for trainees, helping individuals to reach their greatest potential, and/or enhancing graduate…

Karen Myers Retires from Dermatology

April 9, 2021

Karen Delaney Myers is retiring from U-M on April 16, 2021. Karen joined the Department of Dermatology in 1998 as a psoriasis study coordinator. As her work responsibilities grew and job titles changed during her more than 20 years of service, Karen has consistently embodied Michigan Medicine’s core values of caring, inclusion, integrity, teamwork, and innovation. She has provided outstanding administrative support for the Department of Dermatology’s research programs and cancer center labs, helping countless dermatology faculty, staff, and trainees navigate everything from simple day-to-day matters to complicated Human Resource and visa and immigration issues. Karen also has overseen numerous…

Announcing the 2021 U-M Awardees for IPE Innovation & Excellence

April 9, 2021

Faculty and student recipients of the annual U-M awards for achievement in interprofessional education and practice (IPE) were announced April 6 at U-M's annual Health Professions Education Day. The faculty awardee…

Maya Hammoud elected to NBME Executive Board

April 6, 2021

Maya Hammoud, M.D., M.B.A., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and medical education at the U-M Medical School, was elected as an at-large member of the National Board of Medical Examiners’ Board of Directors. “I am honored and look forward to joining NBME’s executive board and contributing to the strategic governance of this important organization,” said Hammoud, who is the chief of the women’s health division, associate chair for education, the J. Robert Willson Research Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Learning Health Sciences at U-M. “NBME does excellent work, and I could not think of a more exciting…

Carl F. Haas II, MLS, RRT-ACCS RETIRES FROM UH/CVC RESPIRATORY CARE

March 27, 2021

After nearly 45 years of service here at UM in Respiratory Care, Carl F. Haas, MLS, RRT-ACCS is retiring on March 31, 2021. Carl began his career in August 1976 in…

Mott Pediatrician Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H., receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

March 18, 2021

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Michigan Medicine's Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H., has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to The Netherlands. Freed, a pediatrician and researcher at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, will be based at the University of Groningen and the University of Leiden as part of a project to assess the impact of the changing demography of The Netherlands on the delivery of health care to children. In this general practice/family medicine-based primary health care based system, he will be investigating the role of…

John M. Carethers, M.D., MACP, to receive national award from the American College of Physicians 

March 15, 2021

John M. Carethers, M.D., MACP, has been awarded the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization of internists.  Established by ACP’s board of regents in 1958, this award recognizes outstanding work in science (non-clinical or clinical, biochemical, biological, physical or social) as related to medicine. The award was renamed in 2017 after Dustan, who was a recipient of Mastership, and recipient of the Phillips Award. Carethers is the C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor and John G. Searle Professor and chair of the Department…

Steven M. Donn, MD, FAAP named Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care

March 11, 2021

Steven M. Donn, MD, FAAP, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, was named a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care in recognition of significant and prominent leadership,…