Davoren Chick, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine and of learning health sciences, was named senior vice president for medical education by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Chick will be responsible for the development and publication of ACP's medical knowledge products and services, advancing career and faculty development in internal medicine, planning ACP's annual scientific meeting, and the development of ACP's resources to help physicians prepare for certification and recertification and to meet their continuing medical education needs.
Kim A. Eagle, M.D., the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of health management and policy, and director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor. The award is the highest honor accorded by the Rotary Club. Eagle was recognized as a world-renowned cardiologist whose research has improved the quality and cost-effectiveness of treatment for aortic diseases and acute coronary syndromes, and whose vision led to the founding of two innovative programs: Project Healthy Schools, a middle-school-based program to fight childhood obesity and its long-term health risks; and Project My Heart Your Heart, which recycles pacemakers for use in low-income countries around the world.
Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D., the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education; chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences; and professor of health management and policy, of information, and of learning health sciences, was elected by the International Medical Informatics Association to be part of the inaugural class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. The academy will serve as an honor society that recognizes expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally.
Preeti Malani, M.D. (Residency 1998, Fellowship 2000), professor of internal medicine, was named U-M's chief health officer. Her appointment runs through May 2020. Malani will serve as an adviser to the U-M president and executive officers on matters of the health and wellness of the university community, including disease management, public health preparedness, and promotion of healthy practices and climate on all three campuses. She also will serve as the medical director and chair of the advisory committee for MHealthy, the university's community health and wellness program.
Caren M. Stalburg (M.D. 1992, Residency 1996), associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of learning health sciences, began her term as chair of the Central Group on Educational Affairs steering committee with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The committee encourages communication among members and provides a forum for discussion of medical education matters. It also serves in a resource and advisory capacity to the Group on Educational Affairs steering committee and the AAMC.