U-M faculty can discuss attack on Congolese physician Denis Mukwege

October 26, 2012
  • umichnews@umich.edu


ANN ARBOR—Several faculty at the University of Michigan have worked closely with Dr. Denis Mukwege and can discuss the recent attack on the Congolese physician, well known for his work treating survivors of sexual violence in his central African nation.

They include:

Timothy R.B. Johnson, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, has co-authored an article with Mukwege. Johnson’s interests include international health issues, especially in Africa. He is an honorary fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and honorary fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Contacts: (+1) 734-763-0983 or trbj@umich.edu
Bio: http://www.uofmhealth.org/profile/84/timothy-robert-b-johnson-md

Janis Miller, research associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology, has been working with Mukwege to launch a research hub in Congo for the improvement of the lives
of women and children.
Contacts: (+1) 734-764-4545 or janismm@umich.edu
Bio: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/faculty-staff/janis-m-miller

Jane Hassinger, lecturer in women’s studies and psychology, has worked with Mukwege to develop mental health services at community clinics that focus on trauma. Her interests include the effects of abuse and trauma on coping strategies.
Contacts: (+1) 734-763-2047 or jahass@umich.edu
Bio: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/directory/profiles/faculty/?uniquename=jahass

John Godfrey, assistant dean of international education, can discuss the 2010 decision to award
Mukwege the Wallenberg Medal, the university’s highest honor.
Contacts: jgodfrey@umich.edu or (+1) 734-615-9709
Bio: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/about_us/deans_office/dean_godfrey

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