HSC President Dr. Dickey named chair of board for Association of Academic Health Centers

October 21, 2008

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) —Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the Texas A&M University System, has been named chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers.

A former dean and current professor of family and community medicine in the college of medicine, Dr. Dickey is past president of the American Medical Association and founding program director of the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Scott & White Hospital Foundation and has served on the National Institutes of Health’s Advisory Council on Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Dickey is also a member of the Institute of Medicine.

She holds five honorary doctoral degrees, including a Doctor of Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctor of Laws from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dickey is editor-in-chief of the patient education segment of Medem, an Internet-based patient-physician interface, and editor of The Journal of Patient Safety.

The Association of Academic Health Centers is a national, non-profit organization that seeks to improve health and well being through vigorous leadership of the nation’s academic health centers.

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