The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has announced its new board of directors. The board’s term will run through the conclusion of Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting in November 2021.
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, is the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He succeeds Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, dean, Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and executive vice president and provost, Medical College of Wisconsin. Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, has been named chair-elect and will succeed Jameson next year.
Jameson became executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine in July 2011. Together, the two entities make up Penn Medicine. Jameson also serves as the Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine. He has been a member of the AAMC Board of Directors since 2017, and during that time also served as chair of the AAMC Council of Deans. A prolific physician-scientist, Jameson’s research has focused on the genetic basis of hormonal disorders. He is an editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, and an elected member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.
Calhoun became president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in November 2002. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors for UT Health East Texas. Prior to being named chair-elect of the AAMC Board of Directors, Calhoun served as chair of the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. A native of Chicago, he earned a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., as well as a fellowship in clinical nephrology, hypertension, and metabolism at the University of Chicago.
In addition to the chair and chair-elect, the AAMC Board of Directors includes the AAMC president and CEO, immediate past chair, and chairs and chairs-elect from the association’s three member councils: Council of Deans, Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, and Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. The board also has seven at-large members, including a medical student, a resident physician, and one “public” member not affiliated with the AAMC, a medical school, or a teaching hospital.
The members of the 2020-2021 AAMC Board of Directors are:
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Kirk A. Calhoun, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Immediate Past Chair:
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
President and CEO:
David J. Skorton, MD
Association of American Medical Colleges
Peter F. Buckley, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Julie A. Freischlag, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Aviad Haramati, PhD
Brittany N. Hasty, MD, MHPE
Loyola University Medical Center
Danny Jacobs, MD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Beverley H. Johnson
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Lee D. Jones, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, MS
University at Buffalo
Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD, MEd
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Michael Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA
Kate Walsh, MPH
Boston Medical Center
Marie C. Walters, PhD, MS
Wright State University
LouAnn Woodward, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center