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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine & UH Case Medical Center
Oct, 07 2010
Oct, 07 2010
Dr. Armitage is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Case Western Reserve University and is the Vice Chair for Education and Residency Director in the Department of Internal Medicine. His primary profession focus has been on postgraduate medical education and clinical infectious diseases.
Dr, Armitage currently serves as the Past President of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. In 2002 he received the Parker J. Palmer Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
His research interests include the process of care in community-acquired pneumonia. He has published a number of book chapters and peer review articles.
Dr. Armitage received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He served as Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine 1991-1992 and joined the faculty at Case Western in 1992. He holds certification in internal medicine and infectious diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In the School of Medicine, he has served on a number of committees, including the Committee on Students 2003-2007, the Committee on Medical Education 1999-2002 and the Faculty Council 1996-1999 and 2004-2007 (Chair 2006-2007).
He is married and has three children under the age of 12.
Oct, 07 2010
Richard A. Walsh, M.D. is the John H. Hord Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Physician-in-Chief of University Hospitals Health System. In these capacities he is responsible for the development of patient care, research, and teaching of the largest department of the School of Medicine and University Hospitals.
His department currently ranks 11 of 126 Departments of Medicine in NIH funding. There are over 220 full time faculty members and 12 divisions including: Cardiovascular Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Hypertension, Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology, Geriatric Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Endocrinology.
He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee at Case School of Medicine, the President’s Advisory Committee of University Hospitals of Cleveland, Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Faculty Practice Plan, and Past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Services Organization.
Dr. Walsh obtained his undergraduate and M.D. degree from Georgetown University magna cum laude. He was Medical School Class Valedictorian and President of the Medical Honors Society. His Internal Medicine housestaff training occurred at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his cardiovascular fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospitals. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
His initial faculty appointment was in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he advanced from assistant to full professor. During that ten year span, he was the director of the clinical and research catheterization and hemodynamics laboratories at that institution and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. He then became the Mabel S. Stonehill Professor, Chief of the Division of Cardiology and the inaugural Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Cincinnati for eight years where he was awarded and directed one of five National Institutes of Health sponsored Specialized Centers for Research in Heart Failure. This program pioneered the use of genetically engineered mice to elucidate mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure and developed many of the approaches now widely utilized to characterize cardiac physiology and pathophysiology of mice in vitro and in vivo.
His laboratory, which was continuously funded by the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health for over 20 years, has focused on mechanisms responsible for congestive heart failure. In particular, he has contributed to our knowledge of how aberrant signal transduction alters cardiac size and function. He has contributed over 240 full length scientific publications and edited four books. He is Immediate Past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Senior Editor of the 12th and 13th Editions of Hurst’s The Heart, on the Executive Board of the Association of Professors of Medicine, a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians among others. He has served as Chairman of the Scientific Publishing Committee of the American Heart Association and on the editorial boards of all of the major Cardiology journals and has chaired study sections for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
September 28th, 2010 Posted in Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center
Sep, 28 2010
Awarded total research costs increased 24% or $13M in AY 09-10 over AY 08-09.
In AY 09-10, on a per FTE basis for the research oriented faculty, total awarded costs for Physician-Scientists increased 18%. Total awarded costs for our Research Scientists increased 35%.
The total cost of research applications submitted in AY 09-10 increased 16% or $13.5M over last year when
adjusted for one-time ARRA proposals
New Chief of Hematology/Oncology (Neal Meropol, MD)
Our housestaff program received a full five year accreditation given by the ACGME.
The first annual Department of Medicine Research Day was held which included poster presentations by 30
residents and 42 fellows.
The Department of Medicine faculty were the activity leaders for 10 regional and national CME programs.
The Department once again achieved successful representation in four of eight specialties reported in the 2010 US News and World Report annual ranking.
CY 2009 ended with an 11.2% positive operating margin to budget. All financial metrics are favorable for CY 2010.
Continuing the contributions started under UHMG, with the inception of UHPS, Department administration helped to define new management processes that were accepted practice-wide. Areas included cash management, reducing ambulatory delays and the mentorship of new UHPS staff.
46 faculty listed as a ”Top Doc”