Michael Westerhaus honored as Macy Faculty Scholar

Michael Westerhaus, faculty member in the Medical School’s Department of Medicine and Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, was recently selected as a 2019 Macy Faculty Scholar by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Awardees are given a stipend over two years to implement a project that initiates educational change in their institution. A key element of Westerhaus’ work is implementing and evaluating curricula that aims to elevate the critical consciousness of health professionals to understand and respond to the social and structural determination of health. Specifically, he works to integrate lessons from the social sciences into medical education and practice in a cohesive and comprehensive way.  Learn More >>