The one-year Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) program has two new alumni: BME faculty Drs. Caterina Gallippi and Shawn Gomez. ACCLAIM is a UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine program that provides leadership and career development opportunities to junior faculty members, with an emphasis on those underrepresented in medicine. One of the central requirements of ACCLAIM is that participants propose an idea that will advance research, strengthen teaching, and improve the health care system. These project ideas are designed to span boundaries and connect disciplines at the hospital and medical school, while also improving efficiency or effectiveness in patient care. BME would like to congratulate both Shawn and Caterina on their successful completion of the program!