Christine Babcock, MD, associate professor of medicine and interim chief of the Section of Emergency Medicine, has been named as  Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) for the Pritzker School of Medicine effective January 1, 2022.  In her new role, Dr. Babcock will oversee all aspects of graduate medical education, assuming the leadership for the PSOM GME Office which supports all of our residency and fellowship training programs at both University of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem.  She will serve as a key voice for graduate medical education both within the institution and key outside stakeholders, including the ACGME.  In collaboration with both BSD, medical education, and hospital leaders, as well as program directors and department chairs, Dr. Babcock will work to ensure an outstanding training experience and learning environment for all of our residency and fellowship programs.  Dr. Babcock is a passionate advocate for medical education where she has received recognition for her exemplary mentorship and her innovative contributions to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program including the redesign of the residency curriculum, implementation of a comprehensive board review program, creation of a formalized mentorship program, and advancing efforts to support a diverse and inclusive training environment.