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Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D., appointed associate dean for research

September 24, 2021

The board of regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D., as associate dean for research in the U-M Medical School, effective Sept. 1. He will be involved in operations of the Medical School Office of Research, working closely with basic and translational research faculty and staff. Jepsen is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering in the medical school and U-M College of Engineering. He also is director of the Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center and chair of the Laboratory and Research Safety Committee. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from…

Daniel E. Michele, Ph.D., named interim chair of molecular and integrative physiology

September 24, 2021

On Thursday, the U-M Board of Regents approved the appointment of Daniel E. Michele, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology in the medical school, effective Sept. 1. He will assume leadership of the department while a national search commences. Michele obtained his undergraduate degree from Calvin College. He completed his Ph.D. at U-M in 2000 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iowa from 2000-04. He joined the faculty at U-M in 2004 as an assistant professor. He rose through the ranks to associate professor in 2011 and to professor in 2017.…

Katherine M. Moxley, M.D., named director of gynecologic oncology

September 22, 2021

Katherine M. Moxley, M.D., has been named director for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Moxley comes from the University of Oklahoma, where she served as the Mai Eager Anderson Chair in Cancer Clinical Trials. Despite being born in Michigan, Moxley has spent her entire career to date at the University of Oklahoma, where she completed medical school, OB-GYN residency and her gynecologic oncology fellowship. She joined the faculty in 2011 and was promoted to associate professor in 2018. In addition to being an exceptional clinician, surgeon and educator, Moxley brings a wealth of…

Valuing culture and mentorship: Q&A with John Carethers, M.D., chair of internal medicine

September 21, 2021

John Carethers, M.D., has served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine since 2009. At the time, his appointment was historic, as he became the first African-American chair of a…

Are you up for the Well-Being Challenge? Read the blog of Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., to find out

September 20, 2021

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., wants everyone at Michigan Medicine to build our personal and team resiliency by finding moments when we can pause, reflect and recharge between the more hectic moments of the day. He has an organizationwide recommendation which could give employees some time back on their calendars and help fight stress and burnout. He is also issuing a challenge to every leader to bring their teams together and make a group well-being commitment. To learn more, read his Minute with Marschall blog.

Kendrick, Baird-Cox appointed to Nursing at Michigan’s CNO positions

September 16, 2021

Following a national search, Nancy May, D.N.P., RN-BC, NEA-BC, Michigan Medicine’s chief nurse executive, announced the appointments of two chief nursing officer positions on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Cathy Kendrick, M.S., B.S.N., CNML, NE-BC, R.N., was named CNO of the University Hospital & Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and Kelly Baird-Cox, DNP, RN, CPNP, CPEN, CEN, TCRN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPPS, will lead C.S. Mott Children’s & Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital as CNO. About Kendrick Kendrick has served as the interim CNO since August 2020, after having the role of associate CNO in the cardiovascular and neurosciences service lines.  Cathy Kendrick, M.S., B.S.N., CNML,…

Amir Ghaferi, M.D., M.S., named chief clinical officer for U-M Medical Group

September 16, 2021

Amir Ghaferi, M.D., M.S., will serve as the next chief clinical officer for the U-M Medical Group (UMMG), effective Sept. 15. As the chief clinical officer for the UMMG he will provide clinical operational leadership related to all clinical processes, systems and practices focused on improving safety, quality, timeliness and financial stewardship and people in the UMMG. Ghaferi has a proven track record of collaborative, principled, consensus-driven leadership within our organization.  Ghaferi is the Moses Gunn, M.D. Professor of Surgery, and the vice chair for strategy and finance in the Department of Surgery. He has served as the associate medical director…

Linda Larin, M.B.A., FACHE named chief operating officer for UH/CVC

September 14, 2021

Linda Larin, M.B.A., FACHE, will serve as the next chief operating officer for University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, effective Sept. 1.  As the chief operating officer for UH/CVC, Larin will have responsibility for providing strategic leadership and operational management for all administrative matters in the UH/CVC, in partnership with the chief clinical officer and chief nursing officer, integrating the Michigan Medicine values and principles with a focus on patient and family centered care.    Larin has served as the interim chief operating officer for UH/CVC since February 2020. Prior to this role, she served as the associate chief operating…

Video: Sept. 10 virtual Town Hall

September 13, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 10, Michigan Medicine leaders held a virtual Town Hall to discuss COVID-19 updates, updates/reminders on the COVID-19 vaccine policy, testing, the Flexible First initiative and a Q&A session. In case you missed it, you can find a full recording of the meeting by clicking here.