Early Career Endowment Awards

The Department of Internal Medicine continues to attract, recruit, and retain the very brightest of faculty to fulfill its tripartite mission and support research excellence. Research is one part of our tripartite mission and recruiting and training the next generation to keep the University of Michigan strong and at the forefront of novel basic, translational, clinical, and health services research is essential.

Beginning in FY19, the Department initiated the creation of three Early Career Endowment awards annually ($250,000 each) for five years for an ultimate total of 15 awards by the close of FY2023. These awards are competitively assigned to junior faculty at the Assistant Professor level (any track) who are within five years of their terminal residency/fellowship/post-doctoral training. These junior faculty endowments are named after a current or former faculty member, and will be held by the incumbent for one 5-year cycle as long as they do not hold another endowment.

2019 Early Career Endowment Awards

Endowment Award Names

Awardees

  • Adina Turcu MD (Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes) - The Susan G. Urba MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award
  • Elliot Tapper MD (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) - The Margaret R. Gyetko MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award
  • Geoffrey Barnes MD (Cardiovascular Medicine) - The James O. Woolliscroft MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award

A reception for the three junior and three senior honorees will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

2018 Early Career Endowment Awards

U-M Early Career Endowment Reception
Renuka Tipirneni, MD, MS; Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc; Robert Dickson, MD; John Carethers, MD;  Bruce Richardson, MD, PhD; Carol Kauffman, MD; Grace Elta, MD

Endowment Award Names

  • The Bruce C. Richardson MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award
  • The Carol A. Kauffman MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award
  • The Grace H. Elta MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award

Awardees

  • Robert Dickson, MD (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine) - The Bruce C. Richardson MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award
  • Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine) - The Carol A. Kauffman MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award
  • Renuka Tipirneni, MD, MS (General Medicine) - The Grace H. Elta MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award