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Help celebrate Ken Bandy’s retirement

April 2, 2018

Please join us on Friday, April 20, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Towsley Lobby (words at 3:30) in a celebration recognizing the achievements and retirement of Ken Bandy. Ken began his career in December of 1973 in the Department of Respiratory Care (RC), University Hospital (aka, “old Main”). Soon after graduation, he was promoted to shift supervisor and then assistant technical director. In 1981, he left adult care to assume the director of Respiratory Care for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. From 1984-1994, Ken was active with Dr. Robert Bartlett in both working as an ECMO specialist and as a…

VG Vinod Vydiswaran, Ph.D. Wins Coursera Award

March 12, 2018

VG Vinod Vydiswaran, Ph.D., won The Outstanding Educator Award for Innovation for his MOOC entitled "Applied Data Science with Python" on March 7, 2018. The award was presented at the sixth annual Coursera Partners Conference held at Arizona State University. Coursera is an online platform where MOOCs (massive open online courses) are offered from the world's leading universities.

Theresa Cooney, M.D., leads state ophthalmology group

March 8, 2018

Founded 50 years ago, the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS) represents Michigan ophthalmologists and their patients. Its priorities include legislative advocacy,interaction with third-party payers about reimbursement and coverage…

Psychiatry chair named treasurer of American Psychiatric Association

March 8, 2018

Gregory W. Dalack, M.D., chair of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, was recently elected treasurer of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dalack’s two-year term begins in May following the APA’s annual meeting in New York City. As treasurer, Dalack will join the APA Executive Leadership team, working closely with the APA’s chief financial officer. He will regularly present financial reports to the APA board of trustees and APA assembly. He will chair the audit committee and be an ex-officio member of the investment oversight committee, and finance and budget committee. “I am looking forward to serving the APA…

Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA becomes the 52nd President of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)

February 28, 2018

Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA will become the 52nd President of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), the leading, national medical education organization amongst academic obstetrician-gynecologists at its annual meeting taking place this week in National Harbor, MD. As a Professor of OBGYN and Learning Health Sciences, Associate Chair for e-Education and Enabling Technologies, Director of the OBGYN Center for Education and Clerkship, and life-long learner, Dr. Hammoud has dedicated her life, and career, to innovatively educating the next generation of physicians, and physician educators, as a mechanism of providing, and advocating for, excellent healthcare for women. Dr.…

Congratulations to the Department of Pharmacy on MSPT Award

February 28, 2018

Congratulations to the Michigan Medicine Department of Pharmacy! They have received the Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians Service Award. The MSPT Service Award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to advancing pharmacy technician practice. The award was presented at the Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention and Exposition last week in Detroit. Congratulations to the entire team.

Dr. Hornyak Named Leader of Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

February 26, 2018

Joseph (Joe) Hornyak, MD, PhD has been named the leader for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Hornyak has been with the department since 2001 is a Professor on the clinical track. He completed his medical and rehabilitation medicine training at the Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo, and a pediatric rehabilitation fellowship at Michigan. Dr. Hornyak is well-known nationally for his work with rehabilitation in neuromuscular diseases and Down Syndrome. His PhD is in exercise physiology, and his current research deals with physical activity, specifically martial arts, and individuals with Down Syndrome.…

Alan Sugar, M.D., earns Cornea Society’s highest honor

February 20, 2018

The Cornea Society has awarded its highest honor, the Castroviejo Medal, to Alan Sugar, M.D., a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is a co-chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRBMED), which oversees human subjects research for the University of Michigan Medical Center. He is also a past president of the Cornea Society. “Dr. Sugar has pioneered research into every phase of corneal transplantation. His work has encompassed a dedication to eye banking, earning him the Paton Award, refining the art and practice of corneal transplantation and finally in playing a…

Robert Bartlett Receives Scientific Achievement Award

January 31, 2018

A ground-breaking and internationally recognized Michigan Medicine researcher, surgeon, and professor, Robert H. Bartlett, MD, has received the 2018 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. A pioneer in the field of critical care, Bartlett is best known for developing the lifesaving heart-lung technology known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO provides prolonged cardiac and respiratory support by removing blood from the body of the person experiencing heart or lung failure, artificially removing carbon dioxide, and oxygenating red blood cells before returning the blood to the patient. “Dr. Bartlett helped refine and then define a technology…