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March 20, 2015—President Obama March 18 nominated David Shulkin, M.D., to lead the Veterans Health Administration as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health. Dr. Shulkin is president of Morristown Medical Center — an AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) member — and concurrently serves as president of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and as a vice president of Atlantic Health. Dr. Shulkin is also chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) March 17 announced his resignation from Congress effective March 31. A special election to fill the vacant seat will be announced within the coming weeks.


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Jason Kleinman
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