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October 06, 2015

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Nancy Bennett, director of the Center for Community Health and professor of medicine and of community and preventive medicine, has been appointed chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice. The advisory group’s medical and public health experts provide advice and guidance to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and develop recommendations for the use of vaccines to control diseases in the U.S. civilian population.

Daniel Mendelson, associate chief of medicine at Highland Hospital and professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will lead a national effort to improve care for older adults hospitalized with hip fractures. The American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs will develop plans for the launch of a national program designed to replicate Highland Hospital’s collaborative geriatric care model for older adults hospitalized with hip fractures.

Steve Gonek, professor of mathematics, will hold the title of Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor for the next three years. The professorship was established in 1979 to recognize excellence in teaching and encourage the development of crossdisciplinary instructional programs.

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