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Wayne Kay Davis
Regents' Proceedings 244

Wayne K. Davis, Ph.D., professor of medical education in the Medical School, will retire from active faculty status on March 31, 2001.

A native of Ohio, Professor Davis received his B.A. degree (1967) from Central Bible College and his M.A. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty in 1971 as a research scientist and lecturer in the School of Education. In 1973, he was named assistant professor in the Department of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Professions Education in the Medical School (renamed Department of Medical Education in 1995). He was promoted to associate professor in 1977 and professor in 1982 and was associate professor in the School of Nursing from 1973-95. Within the Department of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Professions Education, Professor Davis served as associate chair from 1982-97 and as assistant director, then director, of the Office of Educational Resources and Research (1973-97). From 1977-97, he was director of the Educational Development and Evaluation Resources Core of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.

Within the Medical School, Professor Davis served as assistant dean for curriculum (1982-87) and assistant dean (1989-91) and then associate dean (1991-97) for medical education. As associate dean, he directed the development, implementation, and evaluation of a new Medical School curriculum and consulted with other U.S. medical schools undergoing curricular revisions.

Professor Davis authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, books, chapters, and other publications. He served on the editorial boards of four medical education journals and was associate editor of Academic Medicine. He was widely recognized for his contributions in the areas of diabetes and arthritis education, the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of diabetes care, and medical school curricular development and evaluation.

The Regents now salute this distinguished medical educator for his dedicated service by naming Wayne K. Davis professor emeritus of medical education.