Medical dean, VP of health affairs appointed to prominent health board

Dr. George Kikano to serve as a director with Michigan Public Health Institute

| Author: Ari Harris | Media Contact: Ari Harris

Dr. George Kikano, dean of the Central Michigan University College of Medicine and vice president of health affairs, has been appointed to serve on the Michigan Public Health Institute’s Board of Directors.

Dr. George E. Kikano, M.D., dean of the Central Michigan University College of Medicine.MPHI is a non-profit organization committed to finding solutions to Michigan’s most pressing public health needs. Per the MPHI website, the organization collaborates with partners from government, community organizations, health care providers and academia to “connect and build a world where tomorrow is healthier than today.”

Its goals include preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting better public health, all through a coordinated effort that includes scientific research, policy development, planning, education and more. 

“The missions of MPHI and the Central Michigan University College of Medicine are closely aligned. Both institutions strive for healthier communities by supporting innovation and collaboration to address public health concerns,” Kikano said. “I’m honored and excited to be a member of the MPHI board and looking forward to helping the Institute advance health equity for all.”

Members of the organization’s Board of Directors represent several large health care systems, health departments, businesses, media and community-based agencies.

Kikano’s term begins this month and continues through May 2025. 

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