National Medical Assn. names new president

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 23, 2004

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The National Medical Assn. recently installed New York physician Winston Price, MD, as its 105th president at its annual assembly in San Diego. Dr. Price succeeds Randall M. Maxey, MD, and will serve a one-year term.

Sandra Gadson, MD, a Gary, Ind., physician, was chosen as president-elect, and Albert Morris, MD, a Memphis, Tenn. physician, was elected chair of the board of trustees.

Dr. Price is chief medical consultant for VCASTI International, a medical information systems and technology company that he founded. He is also an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at SUNY Health Science in Brooklyn.

As NMA president, Dr. Price said his priorities would be addressing the impact of health disparities, implementing programs and initiatives to eradicate disparities and strengthening the NMA infrastructure. He said the association must more aggressively embrace technology as a critical component in its overall goal of eliminating health disparities.

"To attack the problem of disparities, we must use all the weapons in our arsenal -- and to date, technological systems have been sorely underused," he said. "We need to change that."

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