Leaders assume new roles
Shailey Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and associate director of the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, assumed the role of executive director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility on April 1. In his new position, Prasad will help to strengthen the Academic Health Center’s global partnerships and increase opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to collaborate with colleagues worldwide. He will continue to oversee the Metropolitan Physician Associate Program, a nine-month urban preceptorship program, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Samuel C. Dudley Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will join the Medical School faculty on May 31 as director of the Department of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Division, director of the Lillehei Heart Institute, and holder of the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation Chair in Adult Clinical Cardiology. He comes to the U of M from Brown University, where he holds the Ruth and Paul Levinger Chair in Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School and investigates the mechanisms and treatments of arrhythmia and diastolic heart failure.