Martha McGrew, M.D., chair for the UNM Health Sciences School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, announces new appointments within the department. Tom White, PA, has accepted the role of Assistant Vice-chair for Education. White is currently the Associate Director of the Physician Assistant program and is widely known for his education knowledge and skills. One of his areas of interest and expertise is Interprofessional Education and one of his tasks will be working with John Leggott, M.D.,to increase the opportunities for Interprofessional Education.

Kristine Tollestrup, Ph.D. has accepted the role of Vice-Chair for Public Health and the Integration of Public Health and Medicine. Tollestrup is the director of the Masters in Public Health Program and has been a member of the Public Health Certificate Steering Committee. She is an epidemiologist and her research is primarily in the area of environmental health.

Chuck North, M.D., M.P.H., has agreed to be the lead person for the integration of the Patient Centered Medical Home into all of our UNMH Family Medicine clinics. Dr. North has national expertise in this area and will be working closely with Drs. Byrch Williams and Robert Fritch as this initiative goes forward.

Brian Solan, M.D., after a number of years leading and innovating in the Preceptorship Office, is stepping down to take the role of Co-Director of the Foundations of Clinical Practice in the first year of medical school. Dan Stulberg, M.D. will be taking over the leadership role of the Preceptorship Office .
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322