New Leader of Public Health Named

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Ronald Ackermann, MD, MPH, has been named senior associate dean for public health and director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), succeeding IPHAM’s inaugural leader, Rowland Chang, MD, MPH.

“We extend our thanks and appreciation to Bing Chang for his dedicated service and remarkable accomplishments as the first leader of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine,” said Eric Neilson, MD, vice president for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean. “Thanks to Bing’s vision and tireless efforts, IPHAM has become a major force at the medical school, a hub for innovative research and an indispensable resource to our faculty, students and trainees, as well as the wider community of Chicago. We are excited to see his legacy continue and expand in the capable hands of Ron Ackermann.”