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Medical School faculty promotions approved by U-M Board of Regents
Nearly 200 Medical School faculty members earned promotions in the 2024 cycle. Their new appointments were approved May 16 by the U-M Board of regents and take effect Sept. 1, 2024.
William E. Flanery, M.D.
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Laughter is the best medicine: Commencement speaker prescribes dose of fun
Commencement ceremonies are, by design, full of Pomp and Circumstance. There are speeches to deliver and diplomas to dispense. And, of course, there is an air of celebration and accomplishment for the graduates and their families and friends. The 2024 Medical School M.D. graduation ceremony had all of this, as well as an added layer of humor when William Flanary, M.D., a prolific writer of both medicine and comedy, delivered the Commencement address May 10 in Hill Auditorium.
The Fundamentals podcast, season 2
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Back 2 The Fundamentals: Successful research podcast launches second season
In the second season of The Fundamentals podcast, co-hosts Kelly Malcom and Jordan Goebig talk to several leading experts from the Medical School about their fields and the fundamental questions they are trying to answer — and discover why U-M is such an amazing place for research. Six new episodes of the popular podcast were released on May 6
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Comedy and medicine
An ophthalmologist and beloved comedian shares his thoughts on the field to aspiring clinicians.
Ahmad Hider, U-M Medical School graduating Class of 2024
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2024 Graduation Awards honoree excited to become surgeon-in-training, reshape medicine
When M4 Ahmad Hider crosses the stage at Hill Auditorium this week to receive his diploma and officially become Dr. Hider, like his fellow graduates he is excited about the future that awaits him in residency and beyond. As Hider becomes more fully immersed in the health care system, however, he also feels that many things need fixing. So, when he begins a residency in general surgery at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, he is preparing to for a dual role — becoming the best surgeon he can, and improving health care for patients.
Paul Picton, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, FRCA
Medical School News
Paul Picton, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, FRCA, appointed interim chair of Department of Anesthesiology
Paul Picton, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, FRCA, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in the Medical School, effective May 1. The provost has provided interim approval of his appointment, and it will be reported at the May Board of Regents meeting
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Lauren LaMonica, MPH: Gaining a global perspective
Lauren LaMonica (she/her/hers), MPH, is from Boston and graduated from the Yale School of Public Health ('19).
Anita Valanju Shelgikar
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Anita Valanju Shelgikar, MD, MHPE: Training physicians of the future
Anita Valanju Shelgikar (she/her/hers), MD, MHPE, is a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School and the director of the sleep medicine fellowship at Michigan Medicine.
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Paul Fine, MD: Healing through music and medicine
Paul Fine, MD, is a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine at Michigan Medicine. Here, he shares how he loves to help others, his passion for piano (make sure to check out his music!) and his advice for students.