Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
April 2010

Submission deadline:
March 26, 2010


Faculty Promotions

Promotion to Professor

Congratulations to Galen E. Switzer, PhD, who was recently promoted to professor of medicine with tenure in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Switzer holds secondary appointments in psychiatry and clinical and translational science and is a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health Care. In addition, he is the associate director of the VA Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) and co-director of the Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowship Program and the PhD Program in Clinical and Translational Research at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Dr. Switzer received his PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado in 1993 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1996. Since that time, he has secured uninterrupted support and gained national and international recognition for his research on psychosocial issues concerning organ and tissue donation.
Congratulations to C. Bernie Good, MD, MPH, for his promotion to professor of medicine. Dr. Good is chair of the Section of General Internal Medicine at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He is also national chair of the Medical Advisory Panel of the VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Healthcare Group, co-director of the VA National Center for Medication Safety, and a member of the Drug Safety Oversight Board of the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Good received his MD from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986, and obtained his MPH in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1993. His research focuses on the quality and equity of pharmaceutical care for veterans. Dr. Good is the recipient of the 2006 Mark Wolcott National Award for Excellence in Clinical Care Leadership, presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Promotion to Associate Professor

Warm wishes to the following faculty members who were recently promoted to the rank of associate professor of medicine:

  • Eric Anish, MD
  • Hollis Day, MD
  • Asher Tulsky, MD

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