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William G. Barsan Emergency Medicine Endowment Fund

William G. Barsan, MD

Dr. William G. Barsan is nationally recognized as a pioneer in the specialty of Emergency Medicine.  As the founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan, Dr. Barsan led the department to become a national leader in emergency care research. In addition, he mentored many of the current administrative and academic leaders in our institution.  At the national level, Dr. Barsan has served as President of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine, and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  He continues to lead our clinical research efforts focusing on neurological emergencies and innovative clinical trial design. To honor Dr. Barsan's contributions to the institution and the specialty of emergency medicine, we have established the William G. Barsan M.D. Endowment.  Endowment funds will be used to establish the William G. Barsan Collegiate Professorship in Emergency Medicine. Establishment of the fund has been made possible by significant contributions from the following major donors:

  • Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC
  • Emergency Physicians at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,
  • Huron Valley Ambulance
  • University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Faculty
  • Dr. John McCabe

We hope you can join these generous donors in making a gift to honor Dr. Barsan's legacy. → Give Now


Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative Fund

The mission of the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative is to improve emergency medical care in Ghana by creating sustainable emergency medicine (EM) training programs for physicians, nurses, medical students and EMS providers.  The program was established in 2009 and is based at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)in Kumasi.  Our initial 5-year goal is to expose 900 medical students to the practice of EM, provide department training to 40 EMS providers, train 75 emergency nurses, and 40 emergency medicine residents.  Ultimately, this in-country program is envisioned to serve as a model for the deployment of emergency medical care in sub-Saharan Africa.

First graduating class of the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative Program

The Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative is funded in part by the Medical Education partnership Initiative of the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center.  Significant financial resources and personnel are s\also provided by the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Nursing and Center for Global Health. In order to create a self-sustaining program, the graduates will require additional fellowship training.  During that interim, the didactic and clinical teaching must be performed by visiting faculty.  Your donation is needed to support the ongoing development of the training program in Kumasi and expansion of the program to other centers in Ghana. → Give Now


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