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News & Stories See more Education news Medical student Zach Eisner (right) leads an lay-first responder exercise with U-M student actors for an online training curriculum aimed at LMIC settings.
Medical School News
Crash course: Student-led lay-first responder training scales up in Africa
A new hybrid training model developed with University support is helping to mitigate road traffic injuries in parts of Africa. Since launching LFR International several years ago, UMMS M3 Zach Eisner and former student Peter Delaney have trained thousands of first responders in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and other countries with limited emergency medical response services.
Timothy Blackwell, M.D.
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Timothy S. Blackwell, M.D., named the chair of U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Lung disease specialist comes to Michigan from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to lead largest department
News Release
U-M Medical School sees significant growth in NIH research awards and ranking
Based on recent federal fiscal year data released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest single funder of biomedical research in the world, the U-M Medical School is ranked number 11 in the country, up from 13 in federal fiscal year 2022.
Hitinder Gurm, M.D. wearing a blue shirt, striped tie, and a Michigan Medicine branded white lab coat, standing next to a pillar
News Release
Hitinder Gurm, M.D., appointed chief medical officer of University of Michigan Health
Hitinder Gurm, M.D., has been selected to be the academic medical center chief medical officer (CMO) for University of Michigan Health.
Nitin B. Jain, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H.
Medical School News
Nitin B. Jain, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H, appointed chair of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nitin B. Jain, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H., has been appointed chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the James W. Rae Collegiate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Medical School, effective February 12, 2024. The provost provided interim approval of this appointment, and it will be reported at the February Board of Regents meeting.
A woman, Alli Ruff, holds a maize and blue sign that reads #ProudToBeGIM, General Internal Medicine
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Alli Ruff, MD, MHPE: Helping students succeed
Alli Ruff, MD, MHPE is a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Originally from Florida, she came to Michigan after earning her MD from the University of Miami and completing an internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Dr. Ruff loves working with learners at all levels and fills many roles around the medical school. Find out how she faces challenges as a physician and her most important advice for medical students.