Mark Rosenberg, MD, ice dean for education and academic affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School, has been named the new president of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). ASN includes 20,000 health professionals across 131 countries and is the largest organization committed to treating and understanding kidney diseases. Rosenberg is also a professor in the department of medicine in the medical school and serves on the ASN council. Before coming to the University of Minnesota in fall 2012, Rosenberg served as chief of medicine and director of the primary and specialty medicine service line at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. He earned his medical degree at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Kimberly Tjaden, MD, a family physician with St. Cloud Medical Group, has received the 2019 Family Physician of the Year award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians for representing the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine, including caring, comprehensive medical service, community involvement, and serving as a role model. She was selected from 30 nominees, and a group of five finalists. Tjaden has served with CentraCare Health for nearly 20 years. She has an interest in public health and has been recognized for her work on health disparities between urban and rural women in Minnesota. She has also served as chair of the Minnesota Medical Association’s Committee on Public Health. Tjaden earned her medical degree at University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed a residency and internship at Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha.
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Peter Nalin, MD, has been appointed the new head of the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus. He will also serve in the newly created role of associate dean for rural medicine. Nalin’s responsibilities will include the oversight of outreach, research, and clinical teaching activities at the school, which serves a primary role in the state by training physicians to provide care in rural and Native American communities. Previously, Nalin served as executive associate dean for educational affairs and an associate professor in clinical family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has an extensive career in medical education, which began as a rural medicine education preceptor in upstate New York, and at Indiana University where he lead the Bloomington Medical Education Center. Nalin earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He will step into his new position on June 30.