WMU News

Health center director candidate to speak

May 1, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the Western Michigan University community and the public are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Gary M. Kirk, a finalist for the post of director of WMU's Sindecuse Health Center.

Kirk will speak on "Creating a Healthy WMU Campus Community: Vision and Leadership" from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Fetzer Center's Putney Lecture Hall. A reception in Fetzer will immediately follow the presentation.

Kirk currently serves as director of the Pediatric Program at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. He presides over the Pediatric and Adult Asthma Network of West Michigan, which he helped found, and has taught at the University of Chicago and Michigan State University.

A licensed physician in Michigan, Arizona and Illinois, Kirk has done postdoctoral training at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He received his bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 and his doctor of medicine degree from the McGill Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He also received a master of health professions education degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1991 and is currently pursuing a master of public health degree with an emphasis in health services administration at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

For more information, contact Sharon Russell in the Division of Student Affairs at (269) 387-2174 or <sharon.russell@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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