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Three faculty members at the IU School of Medicine recently honored for their work

Oct. 10, 2013

Raghavendra G. Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company Professor of Pediatric Diabetes and professor of pediatrics and medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases B Subcommittee at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mirmira’s appointment remains effective until June 30, 2014.

Peter Nalin, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education and associate professor of clinical family medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been named vice president of medical affairs at the Riggs Community Health Center. In this role, Dr. Nalin will be responsible for recruiting physicians and nurse practitioners. Dr. Nalin's experience includes directing family medicine residency programs in rural New York and Indianapolis as well as service on the Lafayette Community Advisory Board of the IU School of Medicine-Lafayette. He earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Penn., as well as a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Director Development. He will continue his positions at the IU School of Medicine.

Scott Renshaw, M.D., assistant professor of clinical family medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians 2013 A. Alan Fischer Award. This award is designed to recognize a member of the IAFP who has made outstanding contributions to the education of family practice in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education spheres. As the director of the family medicine clerkship and faculty advisor to the IUSM Family Medicine Student Interest Group at the IU School of Medicine, Dr. Renshaw is recognized as a leader in family medicine and as an outstanding educator, evidenced by his multiple teaching awards. He is dedicated to providing the best education for the next generation of family physicians and serves as the leader for curricular reform teams and develops innovative and well-received curricular sessions on health care for the underserved and other important primary care topics. Dr. Renshaw also participates at a national level in clerkship activities through the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and has delivered numerous presentations regarding primary care across the country. Dr. Renshaw received this honor July 27 at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis.

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