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...Kathy Assiff recently got a surprise when she picked up the phone and found Dr. Ben Haithcock, a 1998 graduate of the College of Human Medicine - Flint Campus, on the other end of the line. Kathy began working with students in Flint in January 1998 and as she recalls "Ben made all of the difference in the world to me as I started a new phase of my career. He was actively involved in the community and he made me feel like I was important and that I had made the right choice to join the Flint Campus after working on the MSU main campus for 17 years." Ben matched into a Surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital, his number one choice. Years later, Dr. Glenn Davis, Dean of CHM, shared a story with students at the clinical white coat ceremony about meeting his mother's surgeon at her bedside and being impressed with his compassionate care and then finding out he was a CHM grad. Kathy said that she was not surprised at all when she heard Dr. Davis' story. Dr. Haithcock is now Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of the the University of North Carolina Lung Transplant Program. He is happily married and has three kids, a greyhound and a motorcycle and said that he is proud to be an MSU?CHM - Flint Campus grad. For more information about Dr. Ben Haithcock go to:


...Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. A Michigan native, Mona grew up in Royal Oak, completed her undergraduate studies at University of Michigan and medical school at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. After pediatric training, Mona pursued a Master’s in Public Health at University of Michigan School of Public Health's Executive Masters Program concentrating in Health Management and Policy. Her academic interests include quality of care, addressing disparities in care, health policy and advocacy and obviously pediatric education, especially the incorporation of technology and online education. Mona’s ties to Children’s Hospital run deep; her husband, Elliott, is also a Children Hospital Michigan alum currently in private practice. Both Mona and Elliott maintain that their best pediatric teachers are their two little girls: three-year old Nina and one-year old Layla.

...The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program® has selected Adrianne Haggins MD to join the 2010-2012 cohort of physicians who will learn to conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers on issues important to the health and well-being of all Americans. She will begin the prestigious two-year fellowship in July 2010.

“Clinical Scholars are leading change through every level of the health care system, including community practice, local and state government, the federal government, and professional organizations,” said Desmond K. Runyan, M.D., Dr.P.H., national program director for the Clinical Scholars Program. Scholars conduct studies in diverse, health-related fields and receive leadership training as well as training and engagement in community-based, participatory research. Adrianne’s current and future research interests are directed toward health disparities in our country.

Adrianne is among 29 outstanding young physicians who were selected competitively from applicants enrolled in medical and surgical residencies across the United States. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University and is completing her residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago.

Training for each new scholar will occur at one of four universities: Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, or the University of California, Los Angeles. Adrianne will spend two years at the University of Michigan examining the delivery, impact and organization of health care and will be prepared to become a leader in American medicine. She will join a distinguished group of over 1,100 alumni who include prominent leaders of public and private agencies at the state and national levels, five public health and medical school deans, 40 Institute of Medicine members, 19 medical school department chairs, over 100 vice chairs of departments or division chiefs, and numerous medical school professors.

The Clinical Scholars Program, established in 1969 and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 1972, is one of the oldest and most prestigious fellowships awarded to physicians. The Department of Veterans Affairs will be a partner supporting 9 of the 29 Scholars.

...Dr. Mike Bundesmann, ('03), was selected to stay on as a chief resident at UIC and was named the Norris L. Brookens award winner, which goes the best internal medicine resident in the state of Illinois given out by the American College of Physicians.

...Dr. Justin Klamerus, ('03), is chief resident in Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

...Dr. Howard Murray ('01)and his wife, Erica are the proud parents of a baby girl, Breanna, born September 10, 2001.

...Dr. Steven Madhavan ('00) is currently working in Washington, DC.

...Dr. Laura Pickler ('00) is having a wonderful experience in Colorado.

...Danielle DeLuca-Pytell, Class of 1999, is a plastic surgeon practicing in Mt. Kisco, NY. She said if any of the future "Flintstones" want a career in plastic surgery or any field of surgery, she would be more than happy to talk to them.

...Dr. Jon Zonca ('99) and his wife, Margo, are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy born in May.(Sorry we don't have his name.)

...Dr. Donald Clark ('98) has moved to Winter Haven, Florida, and he would highly recommend if anyone were interested in Family Practice to look at the University of Missouri -- Kansas program. Dr. Clark and his wife, Judy, are the proud parents of David born October 16, 1999.

...Drs Cherie (Self) and Don Green ('98) are still in the Ann Arbor area and doing well. They are pregnant and expecting a baby in November.Congratulations and let us know what you have

...Dr. Marcella Frausto ('97) is currently a faculty member of Texas Tech University Health Science Center -- El Paso in the Department of Pediatrics. Since she has left MSU, she can really see how well MSU and Hurley prep their students and residents.

...Dr. Liza Armedilla ('95) is the Assistant Medical Director of Northeast Valley Health Corporation, which is the third largest community health center in Los Angeles.Dr. Armedilla is married to Dr. Nejib Belhedi and they had a baby girl in January. Her name is Amira.

...Dr. John Rabine ('95) has completed his fellowship at UM in Ann Arbor and has rejoined the Air Force.He will be Chief of Gastroenterology at Travis Air Force Base in California. His wife, Bridget and their three kids (Zachary -- 4, Gillian -- 3, and Kathryn -- 2) are all doing well.

...Dr. Vu Nguyen and his wife, Heather are the proud parents of a baby girl, Lillian Frances Nguyen.Lillian was born on July 18, 2001.

...Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg ('90) sent us an email and is willing to talk with anyone who is interested in doing a rotation in anesthesia.

...Dr. Laura Carravallah ('89) is the Program Director for the MED/PEDS Program at Hurley Medical Center.Dr. Carravallah and her husband, Dr. Asif Ishaque are the proud parents of Danyal Asif Rahim Ishaque born July 12, 2001. Dr. Carravallah also was awarded the CHM Community Faculty award for 2001.

...Dr. James Jones ('89) is currently in the San Francisco, CA area.