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New AAMC leaders named

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 21, 2005

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Thomas M. Priselac, MPH, president and chief executive officer of California's Cedars-Sinai Health System, is the new chair of the Assn. of American Medical Colleges. The transition took place at the AAMC annual meeting in November.

Darrell Kirch, MD, senior vice president for health affairs at Pennsylvania State University and dean of its college of medicine, and chief executive officer of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was named AAMC chair-elect.

Priselac has been associated with Cedars-Sinai Health System for more than 20 years and is the former chair of the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health.

Dr. Kirch served as chair of the AAMC council of deans from 2003 to 2004. In 2004 he was appointed co-chair of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. He also is a former chair of the governing council of the American Medical Association's Section on Medical Schools.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/11/21/prbf1121.htm.

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