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North Carolina medical school dean recommended to lead UM Health System

Tuesday, November 25, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Daina Fuson
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From Crain's Detroit Business

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel said today he will recommend the hiring of Marschall Runge, M.D., as executive vice president for medical affairs of the University of Michigan Health System.

Runge, who would take over March 1 if approved in December by the UM board of regents, is the executive dean at the University of North Carolina medical school, where he has been a faculty member since 2000. He also is chair of the department of medicine.

“Dr. Runge has significant experience and success in multiple aspects of health care and academic health sciences,” Schlissel said in a statement.

“His accomplishments as a scientist, physician and leader are ideally suited to advance the UMHS tripartite mission of clinical care, education and research.”

Runge, 60, said in a statement he looks forward to helping UM manage its academic medical center.

He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a Ph.D. in molecular biology. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was an intern and resident in internal medicine.

The UM Health System includes the 990-bed hospital complex and 40 clinical care locations, the UM Medical School with its 1,700-physician faculty group practice, and research laboratories and projects funded by more than $470 million in research grants.

Runge would replace Michael Johns, M.D., who since June served as interim CEO of the health system. He took over when Ora Pescovitz stepped down in June and later that month became senior vice president at Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis.

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