Two University of Michigan professors were named National Academy of Medicine fellows on Monday.
Abir, who is also director of the acute care reseach unit at the Institute for Heathcare Policy and Innovation, was named NAM's American Board of Emergency Medicine fellow.
Chang was named the Dr. James C. Puffer American Board of Family Medicine fellow.
The NAM Fellowship program is designed to support and build early career health science scholars into future leaders in their fields. Both Abir and Chang will continue working at UM while working part-time for a two-year period with NAM's health and science policy work.
"The NAM Fellowship is designed for health science scholars who are one to 10 years out from completion of a residency or receipt of a doctoral degree to participate hands-on in our process of providing health advice to the nation," said Victor J. Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine. "Through this experience, the fellows will be able to build a network of mentors whom the fellows can call upon throughout their careers. They also will study health care challenges across a range of disciplines and viewpoints to develop sound health care strategies and policies."