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Help celebrate the retirement of Joyce Kerestes

July 12, 2018

Joyce Kerestes, R.D.N., M.S., is retiring in mid-August after 43 years as a food and nutrition professional. She has been the director of Patient Food and Nutrition Services since 2000 and the director of the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship program since 1993. Joyce began her career at U-M as a clinical dietitian in 1975 and has served in several managerial positions. A retirement celebration will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Towsley Lobby. Refreshments will be served; remarks will begin at 1:30 p.m. Please join us in wishing Joyce the best in…

U-M surgeon inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

July 2, 2018

Renowned U-M orthopaedic surgeon and cofounder of MedSport, Edward Wojtys, M.D., will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 6, during…

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan names John Magee, M.D., as new board chair

June 21, 2018

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) has elected Michigan Medicine’s John C. Magee, M.D., as chair of its board of directors. Magee joined the board in 2012 where he served as secretary for two years, then vice chair until being elected chair at a meeting on June 20. He replaces Jin-Kyu Koh, who served as chair for the past two years. “We’re looking forward to having John serve as our board chair. In addition to being a renowned transplant surgeon, he is a longtime, dedicated supporter of the foundation. His skills and experience will add a wonderful dimension to…

Samir Karim retiring after 23 years of service to Michigan Medicine

June 19, 2018

Samir Karim is retiring on June 29 after 23 years of service to Michigan Medicine. Samir joined the organization in 1995 as a hospital planner in Facilities Planning & Development. Samir was involved in the planning with all the major health centers such as Brighton, Livonia, Canton and Northville. He was also involved in the planning of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Children’s and Women’s hospitals. His vast knowledge and presence will be dearly missed. A retirement celebration will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Facilities Planning & Development office, 2101 Commonwealth Blvd.,…

Zora Djuric, Ph.D., awarded Fulbright Global Scholars Award

June 14, 2018

Cancer affects billions of individuals worldwide and many are seeking answers for prevention methods. Zora Djuric, Ph.D., professor of family medicine, a well-known researcher in the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and better health, was selected as a Fulbright Global Scholar. Her work to establish global collaborations that lead to new approaches for prevention of cancer is currently underway at the University of Belgrade in Serbia. This award will also take her to the Institute for Nutrition in Central America and Panama and the National Cancer Hospital in Guatemala, along with the…

Celebrate the retirement of Chief Risk Officer Rick Boothman, J.D.

June 13, 2018

All faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the retirement of Rick Boothman, J.D., chief risk officer for Michigan Medicine. Boothman joined the organization in 2001 and has also served as an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery. His retirement celebration will take place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15 in the Ford Auditorium lobby. Remarks will begin at 3:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 734-647-2239. See you there!

C&W Associate Hospital Director Loree Collett to retire

June 5, 2018

Loree Collett, R.N., B.S.N., MSBA, associate hospital director for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital is retiring on July 13 after a 31-year career with Michigan Medicine. As the associate hospital director, Loree provides strategic direction, administrative and operational leadership for multiple services and functions for children’s and women’s services. Loree came to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in 1987 and began her pediatric nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her clinical experience also includes the Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit and…

Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D. honored for lifetime contributions to international family planning

June 4, 2018

Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D. will be honored with the Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning. Johnson joined the faculty at U-M in 1993 as the Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, professor of women’s studies, and research professor in the Center for Human Growth and Development. His education and training have been at U-M, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins. He is fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and…

Grace Elta, M.D. earns prestigious award from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endosopy

May 31, 2018

Grace H. Elta, M.D., AGAF, FASGE, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, in recognition of her astounding career, will receive the prestigious Rudolf V. Schindler Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) during the annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting. This award is the highest honor that ASGE can bestow on a member to recognize the lifetime achievement and contribution to the science and practice of endoscopy. Elta has served on many ASGE committees, as councilor on the governing board, as ASGE secretary and annual meeting program chair,…