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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.

Cardiology Fellow Receives Prestigious AMA Foundation Leadership Award

June 8, 2017

Shashank S. Sinha, MD, MSc, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award. As an honorary recipient, he will attend the Excellence in Medicine Awards celebration and dedicated Leadership Award educational programming held in conjunction with the American Medical Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, June 8 –10, 2017. Dr. Sinha is a fourth-year general cardiology fellow at the University of Michigan and a second-year research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health T32 postdoctoral training grant at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. He served as the 2015-2016 Chair of the American College of…

Kim Eagle, M.D. receives Rotary Club’s Distinguished Service Award

June 7, 2017

Kim A. Eagle, M.D., Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health and director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, received…

Retirement Celebration for Stephanie Minerath, MSN, RN

June 5, 2017

Join us in celebrating Stephanie’s Career and Contributions at University of Michigan Health System! Friday, June 23, 2017 1:30 – 3:30 PM (Program begins at 2 PM) University Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms C & D For questions please contact Judy Bliss at 734-615-3767 or by emailing

U-M’s Tyson Kim wins Bio Innovation Cup

May 25, 2017

A smartphone device that screens for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of preventable blindness among Americans, was chosen by a panel of investors as the winning project at Fast Forward Medical…