Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2011

Submission deadline:
June 17, 2011


Faculty Promotions

Promotion to Professor

Congratulations to Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH, for his promotion to tenured professor of medicine, with secondary appointments in psychiatry and clinical and translational science. Dr. Rollman joined the Division of General Internal Medicine in 1995 after completing a general internal medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. While at the University of Pittsburgh, his multidisciplinary research has focused on developing and testing innovative treatments for depression and anxiety in primary care, cardiac, and other nonpsychiatric settings. Dr. Rollman has been the principal investigator for four R01 clinical trials and other grants totaling $12 million in external funding. He has published over 60 articles and reports, including first-authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the Archives of General Psychiatry, and he has lectured widely about his research during visiting professorships at Harvard, Hopkins, Columbia, and Penn, as well as in Japan, England, the Netherlands, and at various conferences. He also led the clinical model consultant team for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program entitled "Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and Systems Strategies."

Dr. Rollman serves as a deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and in recent years has mentored an increasing number of students and junior faculty who are involved in clinical research and have made successful K-to-R award transitions. In addition, Dr. Rollman maintains an active primary care practice in the division's 9S MUH office, and he attends regularly with medicine housestaff and medical students on the inpatient hospitalist service. Last year, he completed the rigorous American Board of Internal Medicine recertification process to stay current with advances in clinical medicine.

Other Promotions

Warm wishes to the following faculty members, who were also recently promoted:

  • Susan Zickmund, PhD, promoted to associate professor of medicine.
  • Lawrence Gerber, MD, promoted to clinical associate professor of medicine.
  • Melissa Wotring-Norman, MD, promoted to clinical assistant professor of medicine.