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Alumnus Michael Silverman makes a virtual presentation to a UD class
Alumnus Michael A. Silverman, emergency department chairman at Virginia Hospital Center, made a virtual presentation to a class in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. See Presentations.

For the Record

University community reports presentations, appointments, honors

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities and honors of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent presentations, appointments and honors include the following:


Alumnus Michael A. Silverman, emergency department chairman at Virginia Hospital Center as well as director of Emergency Medicine Associates’ Leadership Academy, served as a virtual guest presenter to a class in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. Silverman, who has been a practicing physician for nearly 30 years, completed his residency in emergency medicine at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine as chief resident and has authored one book and numerous textbook chapters during his career. For his presentation as part of the course titled “Emergency Care of Sports Related Injuries and Illnesses,” Silverman highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic experience and what healthcare providers need to be aware of going forward. Since 2020, Silverman has developed a large online following by creating posts to help viewers distinguish between truth versus fiction for the future implications of healthcare. "I was very grateful for Silverman to present to our first year Master of Science Athletic Training students on his insight into the importance of interprofessional collaboration," said Jeff Schneider, senior instructor in kinesiology and applied physiology. "He discussed how important it is to be an advocate for your profession and the importance of being a lifelong learner. These points resonated with our students. It is always great to have an outstanding medical professional speak to our students, but it is even better when it is a UD alumnus." 


Kimberley IsettJoseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration associate dean of research and director of the Master of Public Health in health policy and management program, and Jessica E. Sowa, Biden School professor, now serve as editors in chief of Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (PPMG). PPMG is the premier theory journal in the public affairs space and a publication of the Public Management Research Association. Isett and Sowa bring a wealth of research and editorial experience to their new roles, and they look forward to helping to shape the future impact of public affairs research through their work at PPMG. Further details are available here.


Jane Case Lilly, assistant professor in the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration, received the 2022 Teaching Award from the Honors College. This award recognizes Case Lilly's commitment to excellence in the classroom and support of her students. She has been involved with instruction in the leadership major for more than 15 years and also teaches in the public policy and MPA programs. She earned her Ph.D. in urban affairs and public policy from the Biden School in 2008.

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