BME faculty member Zhen Gu, PhD, will be participating in the fourth year of the Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM). Participants were selected by a steering committee comprised of the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, and the Course Leader from the list of nominees and applicants submitted by the Deans and Department Chairs. Developed by UNC’s School of Medicine, ACCLAIM is a one year program designed to provide leadership and career development opportunities to junior faculty members, with an emphasis on those underrepresented in medicine. A central requirement of ACCLAIM is that participants propose an idea that they will work on individually to advance research, strengthen teaching, and improve the healthcare system. BME congratulations Dr. Gu and looks forward to the outcomes of his ACCLAIM participation.