Tips for Faculty Success From Department Chairs: Case Studies Panel (AACEM Sponsored)
Andrew Nugent, MD
Michael Brown, MD, MSc
Michigan State University College of Human MedicineDr. Brown is the founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After graduating from medical school in 1986, he completed his EM residency training at Butterworth Hospital where he subsequently joined the faculty. It was during this period when he developed a passion for summarizing evidence in a form that is useful to clinicians. This interest led to a MSc degree in Epidemiology with a focus on evidence synthesis (i.e., meta-analysis). Dr. Brown serves as Senior Editor for two Cochrane Networks: Acute and Emergency Care and Circulation and Breathing. He also serves as immediate past president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.
Theodore Delbridge, MD, MPH
Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc
UT Southwestern Medical CenterDeborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc, newly-installed president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Diercks is professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research. Dr. Diercks also oversees the emergency medicine programs at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern University Hospitals.
Richard Hamilton, MDDr. Hamilton is Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University College of Medicine. He trained at the San Diego Naval Hospital and the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, completed EM Residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center / Albert Einstein and his Toxicology Fellowship at New York City Poison Control Center / NYU Bellevue. Dr. Hamilton's research interests include synthetic cannabinoids, MRSA, pharmacology, toxicology, applying game theory to medicine, and aerospace medicine. He has received awards for his teaching and research and is a widely published author of manuscripts, textbooks, and book chapters and holds several patents.
Dr. Hamilton is a retired US Navy Captain and Navy Flight Surgeon. He continues to publish in the area of acceleration physiology as well as centrifuge training of aviators, astronauts, and commercial space flight participants. He is the Centrifuge Medical Officer for the NASTAR Center (www.nastarcenter.com). There, he oversaw the training of the Virgin Galactic Founders commercial astronauts and is on the VG Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Hamilton is a former EM Program Director and has been Chair since 2006. He edits the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopeia and the Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook which are sold in 17 countries and have been translated into Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Hamilton is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. Dr. Hamilton blogs at www.emtoxcast.com and @rjhamiltonmd.
Peter E. Sokolove, MD