Leach To Deliver D.W. Harrington Lecture At UB

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: April 17, 2000 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The annual D.W. Harrington Lecture will highlight the third annual Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, to be held April 27 at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

David C. Leach, M.D., executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, will deliver the Harrington Lecture, titled "Aligning Medical Education with the Future of Health Care," at 4 p.m. in Butler Auditorium in Farber Hall on the South Campus.

Medical residents will be on hand to discuss their individual research from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lippschutz Room and Atrium of the Biomedical Education Building. Topics will include research on environmental interventions and inner-city asthmatics, lower-back injuries and human organ-donation programs.

Leach is recognized for his teaching and research in such areas as managed care and endocrinology, and his interest in chaordic organizations -- balancing chaos and order -- to effectively respond to change.

He is a former assistant dean at the University of Michigan Medical School and director of medical education and program director of the Transitional Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

In 1993, he received the Good Samaritan Award from Michigan Gov. John Engler for two decades of service at the Cabrini Clinic in Detroit.

A native of Elmira, Leach received a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1969.