2016 in Review 26 We celebrate our impact – from the bedside to building bridges across the world. We thank our patients, our clinical and research teams, our partners, and our donors for working together to provide solutions to the growing need and complexity of emergency medical care. Prashant Mahajan, MD, named Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine and Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Dr. Neumar is extremely pleased to announce that Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA, joined the U of M Department of Emergency Medicine as Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine and Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine on September 1, 2016. Dr. Mahajan came from Wayne State University and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan where he served as Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and Division Chief of Emergency Medicine in the Carman & Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics. He was also Medical Director for the Children’s Research Center of Michigan and Director for the Center for Quality and Innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Nationally, Dr. Mahajan chairs the Executive Committee overseeing the Emergency Medicine Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mahajan received his MD at the University of Bombay, India, and completed his EM residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He received his MPH from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Mahajan is a founding member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and has an impressive track record of research publications, federal research funding, and mentorship of junior investigators. His current NIH R01 grant focuses on the innovative use of RNA biosignatures in the management of febrile infants. In addition to his research experience, Dr. Mahajan’s administrative experience and expertise in clinical operations will be a tremendous asset to our Department and the University of Michigan Health System. We are excited to have such a talented and respected leader join our team and contribute to our mission of creating the future of emergency care. Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA