21 March 2013 – Prof Ed Piele (University of Warwick, UK) has been appointed the inaugural Ron Harden Visiting Professorship in Medical Education by the President of IMU, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman. This appointment is from 14 – 26 October 2013 and 22 November – 6 December 2013. The Ron Harden Visiting Professorship in Medical Education was established with the primary purpose of appointing leaders and innovators in medical education to conduct teaching and research as well as assist and provide advice in the development of the IMU Centre for Education. The duration of appointment is normally between one to three months. One Visiting Professorship is offered each year and the appointee will be based at the IMU Centre for Education. The Visiting Professorship is named after Prof Ron Harden who played a leading role in the establishment of the International Medical University. The appointment of the Ron Harden Visiting Professor is based on the candidates’ qualifications, expertise and experience. Nominations for this appointment may be made by any School of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, IMU or by the IMU Centre for Education with the nominator clearly stating the purpose of the nomination, a brief background of the candidate and the proposed duties of the candidate in IMU. Prof Piele is currently Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick in United Kingdom. He is the former Associate Dean (Teaching) and Head of Institute of Clinical Education at Warwick Medical School. Prof Piele studied medicine at the Middlesex Hospital, London and had specialist training in paediatrics and renal medicine. He is also trained as a GP. A Fellow of three Royal Medical Colleges (Physicians, Paediatrics and Child Health, and General Practitioners), Prof Piele is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and Academy of Medical Educators. In 2010, Prof Peile received the President’s Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators for his lifetime achievement in medical education. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and is the co-author of the book, “Essentials of Values-based Practice: Clinical Stories Linking Science with People”. Prof Piele is currently active in teaching and research. He is a Values-Based Practice co-investigator and EU Enhancing Human Resources and Articulating Innovative Technologies for Maternal and Perinatal Survival in sub-Saharan Africa (ETATMBA) project participant.