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June 26, 2003

Virginia W. Chang, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA) - Virginia W. Chang, MD, PhD, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Chang attended the University of Michigan and received her BS in Biomedical Sciences and Philosophy. She earned her MD at the University of Michigan Medical School, and an MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago. She also completed internship and residency programs and a fellowship in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Chang, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has received numerous awards including the James B. Angell Scholar Award and the Eli G. Rochelson Award for Excellence in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, both from the University of Michigan. Currently, her research is supported by a Career Development Award in Women's Health Research from the National Institutes of Health. She serves as a reviewer of manuscripts for journals in both medicine and sociology, and she is a core faculty member of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Her research has been published in several journals including Health Services Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Spine, and Orthopaedic Transactions.

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