Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2012

Submission deadline:
November 16, 2012



Promotions to Professor

Kevin L. Kraemer, MD, MSc, was promoted to the rank of professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Kraemer holds secondary appointments in health policy and management and in clinical and translational science and is a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC), the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), and the RANDľUniversity of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI). In addition, he directs the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program and the RANDľUniversity of Pittsburgh Scholars Program and is associate editor of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence. Dr. Kraemer received his BA in biology from the University of California at San Diego in 1983, his MD from the University of California at San Francisco in 1989, and his MSc in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1995. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1997 as a principal investigator. He currently conducts research on improving the quality of care for primary care patients with alcohol problems and on the impact of alcohol and drug use on health outcomes in HIV-infected veterans.

Doug Landsittel, PhD, was promoted to professor of medicine. Dr. Landsittel holds a secondary appointment in clinical and translational science, is a core faculty member of the CRHC and ICRE, is associate director of the CRHC Data Center, and is director of the Comparative Effectiveness Research Track in the ICRE's Master of Science Program in Clinical Research. Dr. Landsittel received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Before coming to the Division of General Internal Medicine, he held a number of leadership positions across three different divisions of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and he also served as associate director and interim director of biostatistics for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He has been an ad hoc member of over 50 different study sections of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and other agencies. Dr. Landsittel's research focuses on design and analysis of biomarker studies and on comparative effectiveness clinical trials.

Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, RN, was promoted to professor of medicine with tenure. Dr. Sevick also holds appointments in behavioral and community health sciences and in clinical and translational science. She is a core faculty member of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), the ICRE, the CRHC, and RUPHI. Dr. Sevick received a BSN in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979, an MS in nursing and maternal and child health from the University of Michigan in 1982, and an ScD in health services administration and research from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. She then completed postdoctoral work in economics and normative decision analysis at Carnegie Mellon University and in ethics at the University of North Carolina. She has over 25 years of teaching and research experience at various universities. Her research focuses on self-management of complex chronic diseases, including diabetes and end-stage renal disease, and she is currently the principal investigator of studies funded by the NIH and the VA Health Services Research and Development.

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Promotion to Associate Professor

Warm wishes to Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, who was recently promoted to associate professor of medicine.

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Staff Promotion

Congratulations to Marva Terrell, who was promoted to a coder II position in the General Internal Medicine Clinic in Oakland and has been a member of the clinic team since 2005.

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