Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2013

Submission deadline:
June 21, 2013


Tenure and Promotions


Congratulations to Susan L. Zickmund, PhD, who was awarded tenure. Dr. Zickmund is an associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science. She is also a core faculty member in the Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication, the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC), the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), the Rand–University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI), and the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP). In addition, she serves as the director of the Qualitative Research Core and is the principal investigator of several merit review R01-like awards funded by the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D). Her research focuses on racial barriers to treatment for hepatitis C and racial and ethnic disparities in satisfaction with VA care. As a methodologist, she focuses on the integration of qualitative and quantitative data and directs the VA HSR&D Mixed Methods Cyber Seminar Series.

Dr. Zickmund received a BGS concentrating in communications from the University of Iowa in 1985, an MA in rhetoric and communication from the University of California, Davis, in 1989, and a PhD in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1993. She completed postdoctoral work in multiethnic conflict at the Universität Bielefeld in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1997 and training in patient-oriented research at the University of Iowa in 2000. She then finished a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in health services research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at the University of Iowa's Cardiovascular Research Center. She joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2003.

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Promotion to Professor

Charity G. Moore, PhD, was promoted to professor of medicine. Dr. Moore holds secondary appointments in biostatistics and clinical and translational science and is a core faculty member of the CRHC. She is the director of academic programs for the ICRE, the director of the Clinical Trials Track in the ICRE's Master of Science Program in Clinical Research, and the lead biostatistician for several clinical trials in the areas of chronic low back pain, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, exercise in Parkinson's disease, smoking cessation, and hemophilia. She is also the principal investigator for the HALT-Polycystic Kidney Disease (HALT-PKD) Data Coordinating Center.

Dr. Moore received her PhD in biostatistics from the University of South Carolina in 2000. Before coming to the Division of General Internal Medicine, she held faculty appointments at Rush University Medical Center, the University of South Carolina, and the University of North Carolina.

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Promotion to Associate Professor

Warm wishes to Peter Bulova, MD, who was promoted to associate professor of medicine.

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