Federation picks new board members

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 15, 2006

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Anesthesiologist J. William McCord Jr., DO, of Tennessee, began his one-year term as chair of the board of directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards April 22. New officers also were elected by the federation's house of delegates at the FSMB's annual meeting in Boston last month.

Urologist N. Stacy Lankford, MD, of Indiana, was named the board's chair-elect.

Re-elected to the board were family physician Regina Benjamin, MD, of Alabama; and ob-gyn Freda McKissic Bush, MD, of Mississippi. The board also has three new members: psychiatrist Timothy Kowalski, DO, of South Carolina; family physician Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, of Louisiana; and Oklahoma attorney Cheryl Vaught. Alabama State Senator Larry Dixon was elected associate member of the board.

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