Our Staff

kolars.jpg Joseph C. Kolars, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives

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Contact Dr. Kolars regarding:

  • Institutional affiliations
  • Global medical education
chung.jpg Kevin C. Chung, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director

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Contact Dr. Chung regarding:

  • Activities in Asia
  • Medical School's China platform
  • Website related issues

Michele Heisler, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director

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  • Activities in Latin America
  • Medical School's Brazil platform
  • Medical student programming
cheryl.jpg Cheryl A. Moyer, M.P.H.
Managing Director of Global REACH

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Contact Cheryl regarding:

  • Activities in Africa
  • Medical School's Ghana platform
  • Medical student research
  • Request for funding


sarah.jpg Sarah Rominski, M.P.H.
Research Associate

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Contact Sarah regarding:

  • Ghana-Michigan Emergency Medicine Collaborative
  • Research-related inquiries
carrie.jpg Carrie Ashton
Global Visitors Coordinator

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Contact Carrie regarding:

  • Visiting global students and scholars
  • Dignitary visits
  • Department assistance with visitors
robyn.jpg Robyn Hodges
Senior Administrative Coordinator

Contact Robyn regarding:

  • P-cards and Concur
  • Travel and expense reimbursement
  • Non-PO Vouchers and journal entries
  • Travel advances
  • Gifts
  • UM/PUHSC Joint Institute accounting
  • Faculty travel
healther.jpg Heather Mäkiharju, M.A.
Student Programs Coordinator

Contact Heather regarding:

  • Council on Global Engagement Hosting Survey and other data analysis
  • M4 Grant
  • Faculty Led Student Trips
  • Faculty and China databases
  • M-Compass
  • Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
Nicole Fredericks

Contact Nicole regarding:

  • Website
  • Surveys
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Technical questions
Mary E. Kratz, MT(ASCP)

Contact Mary regarding:

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • eHealth & mHealth
  • Public Private Partnerships