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HSR&D Investigator Appointed Distinguished Professor of Medicine

May 2, 2022

Michael Fine, MD, MScMichael Fine, MD, MSc

Michael Fine, MD, MSc, was appointed to the faculty rank of Distinguished Professor of Medicine by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This appointment "constitutes the highest honor that the University can accord to a member of the professoriate." This special category of distinguished professorship honors "extraordinary, internationally recognized scholarly attainment." 

Co-Director (and founder) of HSR&D’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), which works to advance the quality and equity of health and healthcare, Dr. Fine’s research focuses on ways to improve the quality and equity of care for patients with common medical problems, such as pneumonia, diabetes, and pulmonary embolus. He also has conducted randomized clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of implementing medical practice guidelines to improve the quality and efficiency of care for patients with common medical illnesses. In addition, Dr. Fine received the 2018 HSR&D Daniel Deykin Award for Outstanding Mentor, which is presented each year to an HSR&D researcher(s) who exhibits outstanding dedication in mentoring the next generation of researchers.

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