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College names nominees for ACP officers and Regents

From the November ACP Observer, copyright 2005 by the American College of Physicians.

The ACP Nominations Committee places in nomination the following candidates for office:

2006-07 President-elect
David C. Dale, FACP
, Seattle

Medical school: Harvard University, 1966.

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1966-68; University of Washington Hospital, 1971-72.

Fellowship: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, infectious diseases, 1968-71.

Certification: 1972 (internal medicine).

Present position: Professor of medicine, University of Washington.

Current patient care activities: 30%

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 10%; research, 40%; teaching, 20%.

Previous positions: Dean, school of medicine, 1982-86. Associate dean for clinical affairs, 1982. Associate chair, department of medicine, 1976-82.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1976. Regent, 2001-present. Chair, ethics and human rights committee, 2005-present. Finance committee, 2001-03 , 2001-02. Nominations committee, 2003-05. Board of Governors: chair, 2002-03; chair-elect, 2001-02. Education committee, 1999-2001. Chair, clinical efficacy assessment subcommittee, 1999-2001. Washington chapter: Governor, 1998-2002; Governor-elect, 1997-98; annual meeting program chair, 1989. Hematology representative, clinical efficacy assessment project, 1981 82. Fellowships and scholarships committee, 1980 81. ACP-sponsored advisory panel on pulmonary disease, 1979 80.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Editor-in-chief, ACP Medicine, 2004-present. Medicare coverage advisory committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2004-present. Washington State Medical Society: judicial council, 2001-present; board of trustees, 1990-94. National board of sponsors, Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1995-present. Co-director, Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry, 1994-present. Editor-in-chief, Scientific American Medicine, 1994-2004. Vice president, American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2001-02. President, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1996-2002. Board of directors, American Red Cross, Seattle-King County Chapter, 1996-99. Editor, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1989-94. King County Medical Society, board of trustees, 1989-93. President, Western Association of Physicians, 1987-88.

Strengths, based on training and experience: medical education; clinical research; patient care.

Incumbent Regent Nominees

The incumbents, listed in alphabetical order, are nominated for a second term of three years to expire in 2009:

Angeline A. Lazarus, FACP, Rockville, Md.

Medical school: University of Madras at Madurai Medical College, 1968.

Residency: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, 1973-76.

Fellowship: National Naval Medical Center, pulmonary medicine, 1978-80.

Certification: 1976 (internal medicine); 1980 (pulmonary medicine); 1991 (critical care medicine).

Present position: Staff pulmonologist , National Naval Medical Center. Professor of

medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

Current patient care activities: 70%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: teaching, 30%.

Previous positions: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences: associate professor of medicine, 1998-2002; assistant professor of clinical medicine, 1996-98. National Naval Medical Center: program director, internal medicine residency program, 1995-2003; chair, internal medicine department, 1995-2000.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1986. Regent, 2004-present. Chair, Credentials subcommittee, 2004-present. Membership committee, 2004-present. Nominations committee, 2004-present. ACP Foundation: board of trustees, 2005; chapter outreach committee, 2005. Navy chapter: Governor, 1999-2003; Governor's advisory council, 1995-2000. ACP representative to residency review committee, 1999-2005. Board of Governors executive committee, 2001-02. Building committee, 2000-02. Membership enhancement subcommittee, 1999.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: American College of Chest Physicians: chair, continuing education committee, 2000-02, member, 1997-present; disaster medicine network, 2004-present; annual scientific program committee, 1999-2002; chair, cardiac and pulmonary infections network, 1999-2001; credentials committee, 1995-98; governor, U.S. Navy chapter, 1992-98. Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, 1995-2003. Council of National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 1998-2002. Pulmonary medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994-2000. Specialty advisor to Surgeon General of the Navy in pulmonary and critical care medicine, 1992-99.

Strengths, based on training and experience: continuing education; graduate medical education; international activities; communications/marketing; program development; volunteerism.

Clement J. McDonald, FACP, Indianapolis

Medical school: University of Illinois, Chicago, 1965.

Residency: Boston City Hospital, Harvard Medical Service, 1965-66; Cook County Hospital, 1970-1972; University of Wisconsin, 1970-72.

Fellowships: Northwestern University, master of bioengineering, 1966-68; National Institutes of Health, clinical pathology, 1969-70.

Certification: 1972 (internal medicine).

Present positions: Director, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care. Professor of medical informatics and professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. Medical staff, Wishard Memorial Hospital. Chief, computer science research group, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care.

Current patient care activities: 20%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 20%; research, 50%; teaching, 10%.

Previous positions: Associate administrator, Wishard Memorial Hospital, 1989-98. Co-director, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, 1993-97. Medical staff, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1976-93.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1984. Regent, 2003-present. Editorial board member, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003-present. Reviewer, ACP Journal Club, 1989-present. Chair, medical informatics subcommittee, 1989-90. Education policy subcommittee, 1989-90.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Indianapolis Medical Society, 2002-present. Chair, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes committee, 1994-present. Association of American Physicians, 1994-present. E-medicine advisory committee, AMA, 2004-05. National Committee on Vital Health Statistics, 1996-2004. Health Level 7: founding chair, orders/observations technical committee, 1987-2003; co-chair, HIPAA attachment special interest group, 2000-02. Board of directors, Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, 2002-03. Associate editor, MD Computing, 1989-2000. American Medical Informatics Association representative, Council of Medical Societies, 1989.

Strengths, based on training and experience: data analysis; public relations; medical informatics (computer applications to medical care); research and/or grants development.

Joseph W. Stubbs, FACP, Albany, Ga.

Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine, 1979.

Residency: University of Washington, 1979-82.

Certification: 1982, 1999 (internal medicine); 1988, 1998 (geriatric medicine).

Present position: President and member, Albany Internal Medicine, Albany, Ga.

Current patient care activities: 90%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 10%; teaching, less than 1%.

Previous positions: Member, Affinity Health Group, 1994-99.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1991. Regent, 2003-present. Medical service committee: chair, 2004-present; vice-chair, 2001-02; member, 2000-02. Annual Session 2004 scientific program subcommittee, 2002-present. Executive committee, Board of Governors, 2002-03. Managed care subcommittee, 2000-01. Georgia chapter: Governor, 1999-2003; chapter delegate, Georgia primary care coalition, 2000-2003; nominations committee, 1999-present; summer mentoring program, 1996-present; Governor's advisory council, 1988-present; Governor-elect, 1998-99; health and policy committee, 1988-99; secretary, 1997-98; public and professional communication committee, 1988-92.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition prevention task force, 2002-2004. Medical Association of Georgia: legislative council, 2001-2005; member, 1982-present. AMA, 1982-present. HCA Palmyra Medical Center: active staff, 1982-present; chief of staff, 2004-05; chair, medical care committee, 2002-03. Dougherty County Medical Society: president, 1993-95; member, 1982-present. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital: medical director, vascular lab, 1992-2002; chair, quality improvement council, 1990-2000; chair, department of medicine, 1988-90. Southwest Georgia Community Health Institute board of directors, 1983-98. Director, Albany-Dougherty clean community commission, 1987-93. Albany United Way board of directors, 1987-91.

Strengths, based on training and experience: access/reform; government relations; health and public policy; national health reform; physician payment issues; private practice issues.

Frederick E. Turton, FACP, Sarasota, Fla.

Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine, 1977.

Residency: Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals, 1977-80.

Certification: 1977, 1980 (internal medicine); 1988, 1998 (geriatric medicine).

Present position: Intercoastal Medical Group Inc., private practice of general internal medicine, 1983-present.

Current patient care activities: 100%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: 0%.

Previous positions: National Health Service Corps, 1980-83.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1998. Regent, 2003-present. Vice-chair, finance committee, 2003-present. Vice-chair, strategic planning committee, 2003-present. Board of Regents executive committee, 2003-05. Health and public policy committee, 2001-03; vice-chair, 2002-03. Board of Governors: chair, 2004-05; executive committee, 2001-05; chair-elect, 2003-04. Florida chapter: Governor, 2000-04; Governor-elect, 1999-2000; secretary/member, 1998-present. Key Contact of the Year, 2000; Key Contact special recognition, 1999, 2003.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: ACP Services Inc.: vice-chair, board of directors, political action committee, 2004-present; board of directors, 2003-present. Florida Medical Association, 1983-present. AMA, 1981-present. Sarasota Memorial Hospital: medical privileges committee, 1991-96; chair, code C committee, 1988-94; active staff, 1983-present. Sarasota County Medical Society: member,1983-2003; legislative committee, 2000-01. Board of directors, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 1996-2000. Florida Society of Internal Medicine, 1983-98.

Strengths, based on training and experience: understands general internal medicine from the perspective of someone who does it.

Regent nominees

There will be four Regent vacancies. The terms of Clicerio Gonzalez-Villalpando, FACP, and Merle A. Sande, MACP, will expire in April 2006. David C. Dale, FACP, has been nominated as President-elect; and one position has been vacated by Joel S. Levine, FACP, a candidate for Chair-elect of the Board of Regents. If elected, the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Governors, Frederick E. Turton, FACP, will fill one of these vacancies as an incumbent Regent. That will leave three openings for new Regents.

The following slate provides twice the number of candidates. (The candidates are listed in alphabetical order in each pool.) Three will be elected from among the six listed: one from the Governor pool (current and former Governors), and two from the non-Governor pool:

Governor pool (one to be elected)

Harry W. Edstrom, FACP, St. John's, Newfoundland

Medical school: Dalhousie University, 1966

Residency: St. John's General Hospital, 1966-67; Dalhousie University Affiliated Teaching Hospitals, 1968-70.

Fellowship: University of Manitoba, respiratory medicine/research, 1970-72.

Certification: 1972 (internal medicine).

Present position: Professor of medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Chief of respiratory medicine and clinical chief of internal medicine, Eastern Health Authority/Memorial University of Newfoundland regional teaching hospitals.

Current patient care activities: 70%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 15%; research, 5%; teaching, 10%.

Previous positions: Eastern Health Authority/Memorial University: director, office of faculty development, 1988-93; intern coordinator, 1973-77. General Hospital (now Eastern Health): chief of staff, 1980-85; medical staff president, 1979.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1980. Governor, Atlantic Provinces chapter, 2002-present. Chair, Canadian Governors' committee, 2004-present. Chapters subcommittee, 2002-present. Co-chair, annual program committee, 2001-present. Associate member research prize, 2001-present. Co-chair, ACP-CSIM regional meeting, 2003, 2005.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Clinical Chiefs Committee, 2005. Board of directors, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, 1999-2001. Board of directors, Canadian Medical Association, 1997-2000. Board of directors, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1997-2000, 1994-97. Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association: president, 1995-96; negotiations committee, 1996-2001. Atlantic Provinces governor, American College of Chest Physicians, 1983-86, 1981-83.

Strengths, based on training and experience: access/reform; continuing medical education; government relations; graduate medical education; national health reform; physician payment; program development.

Faith T. Fitzgerald, MACP, Sacramento, Calif.

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco, 1969.

Residency: University of California, San Francisco, 1969-72. San Francisco General Hospital, 1972-73.

Certification: 1973 (internal medicine).

Present position: Professor of medicine and assistant dean of humanities and bioethics, University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Current patient care activities: 20%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 30%; research, 10%; teaching, 40% (teaching involves direct patient care).

Previous positions: University of California, Davis School of Medicine: assistant dean, office of medical education, 1997-2002; department, internal medicine, vice chair and program director, 1987-99.

ACP activities: Mastership, 1991. Fellowship, 1981. Northern California chapter: health and public policy committee member, 2001-present; Governor, 1997-2001, Governor-elect, 1996-97. Education committee: vice-chair, 1998-2000; member, 1997-2000. MKSAP XIII, 2002. MKSAP X, 1992. In-training examination subcommittee, 1987-90.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Editorial board, Internal Medicine News, present. Editorial board, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine: program competition subcommittee, 1990-99; council, 1990-93. Councilor director, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988-91. National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987-90. Institute of Medicine, advisory committee on the health of Vietnam veterans, 1986-88. California Medical Association, consultant committee on women in medicine, 1986.

Strengths, based on training and experience: continuing education; graduate medical education; patient practice; program development (bioethics); public and community relations; medical student education.

Non Governor pool (two to be elected)

Michele G. Cyr, FACP, Providence, R.I.

Medical school: Dartmouth Medical School, 1979.

Residency: Maine Medical Center, 1979-82.

Certification: 1982 (internal medicine).

Present position: Director of the division of general internal medicine, associate dean of medicine for graduate medical education, associate dean of medicine for women in medicine, and professor of medicine, Brown Medical School. Program director for the general internal medicine residency program, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical School.

Current patient care activities: 15%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 50%; research, 10%; teaching, 25%.

Previous positions: Interim director, division of general internal medicine, Brown Medical School,1991-2000. Director, general internal medicine inpatient and consultative services, Rhode Island Hospital, 1984-89.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1989. Editorial consultant, PIER, 2005-present. Rhode Island chapter: executive council, 1986-2005; Governor, 1994-98; Governor-elect, 1993-94; secretary, 1990-92. Annual Session: "Meet the Professor" and Associates workshop presenter, 1999-2005; judge, poster competition, 1998; abstract reviewer, Associates' clinical vignettes, 1994-98. ACP representative to Physicians' Consortium on Substance Abuse Education, 1993-2000. Women's health task force, 1995-97. Postgraduate education subcommittee, 1994-96.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Bowdoin College: board of trustees, 2000-present; committee for academic affairs, 2000-present; committee for admissions and financial aid, 2000-present. Lifespan Corporation: governor of the corporation, 2003-present; board of directors, 1994-2000. Society of General Internal Medicine: abstract reviewer, annual meeting 1992-96, 2004; mentor, yearlong faculty mentor program, 2003-04; co-chair, New England region, 1987-88. Residency training review committee, Health Resources and Services Administration, 1989-92.

Strengths, based on training and experience: continuing education, graduate medical education; women's health; clinical teaching.

Mark A. Kelley, FACP, Detroit

Medical school: Harvard University, 1973.

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1973-76, 1977-78

Fellowships: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, pulmonary diseases, 1976-77,1978-79.

Certification: 1976 (internal medicine); 1980 (pulmonary diseases); 1998-2003 (critical care).

Present position: Executive vice president, Henry Ford Health System. Chief executive officer, Henry Ford Medical Group. Professor of medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Current patient care activities: 10%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 80%; research and organized medicine, 10%.

Previous positions: Vice-chair, department of medicine and chief of medicine, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1999-2000. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: professor of medicine, 1992-2000; vice dean for clinical affairs, 1990-99; vice-chair, department of medicine, 1986-90; director of faculty group practice, department of medicine, 1985-90.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1987. Laureate Award, Michigan Chapter, 2004. Publications policy committee, 1990-93.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): chair 1997-98; executive committee, 1993-98; secretary-treasurer, 1994-96; ABIM Foundation: chair, 2003-present; secretary/treasurer, 1999-2003. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: trustee, 1999-2005; chair, strategic initiatives committee, 2003-05. American Thoracic Society: chair, joint committee on critical care, 2000-04; chair, critical care workforce committee 1996-2000. Member, Federated Council of Internal Medicine task force on curriculum reform, 1993-97.

Strengths, based on training and experience: medical education; medical economics and management; physician workforce analysis and planning; pulmonary/critical practice and research; primary care practice economics and redesign; health care quality particularly physician assessment.

Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MACP, St. Louis

Medical school: Johns Hopkins, 1973.

Residency: Barnes Hospital, Washington University Department of Medicine, 1973-76, 1978-79.

Fellowships: Harvard University and Washington University Department of Medicine, general internal medicine/history of medicine, 1976-78.

Certification: 1976 (internal medicine).

Present position: Professor of medicine, school of medicine, and professor of history, faculty of arts and sciences, Washington University.

Current patient care activities: 15%

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 5%; research, 60%; teaching, 20%

ACP activities: Mastership, 2005. Fellowship, 1985. Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Award, 1997. Editorial board, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1993-96. National publication policy committee, 1988-93. Health and public policy committee, Missouri chapter, 1987-89.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Public policy roundtable, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 2003-present. Midwest council, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002-present. Trustee, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 2002-present. Trustee, Sommers Children's Welfare Bureau, 2000-present. President, American Association for the History of Medicine, 2002-04. National council, Harvard Medical School, 2000-02. President, American Osler Society, 1994-95.

Strengths, based on training and experience: graduate medical education; health and public policy; national health reform; policy development; publications; professionalism; medical humanities and ethics.

Kevin B. Weiss, FACP, Chicago

Medical school: Chicago Medical School, 1981.

Residency: Cook County Hospital, 1981-84, 1984-85.

Certification: 1984 (internal medicine).

Present position: Professor of medicine, division of general medicine, and director of the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Director, Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital.

Current patient care activities: None

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 30%; research, 50%; teaching, 20%

Previous positions: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center: associate professor of medicine; department of medicine director, Center for Healthcare Research, 1994-2000. Assistant professor of medicine, departments of medicine and of healthcare sciences, George Washington School of Medicine, 1989-94.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1996. ACP representative: Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance, 2005-present; National Quality Forum, 2005-present; AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, 2005-present. Chair, performance measurement subcommittee, 2004-present. Co-chair, working group on performance measurement, 2003-04. Clinical effectiveness assessment subcommittee: chair, 2002-05; member, 2001-05.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Chair, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute asthma guidelines implementation panel, 2005-present. Institute of Medicine of Chicago: board of directors, 2004-present; Chicago patient safety forum, 2001-present. National Committee for Quality Assurance: HEDIS respiratory measures measurement advisory panel, 2002-present; clinical performance measures committee, 2005-present. Institute of Medicine: committee on priority areas in quality of care, 2002-03; committee on building the 21st century health care system, 1999-2000.

Strengths, based on training and experience: health and public policy; continuing education; insurance; policy development in health care quality and performance measurement; publications; scientific policy development in clinical guidelines and evidence-based medicine; research and/or grant development.

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Regents name new Chair-elect

At its October meeting, the Board of Regents elected Joel E. Levine, FACP, 2006-07 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents. Dr. Levine will assume the Chair at the conclusion of the Annual Business meeting Saturday, April 21, 2007, in San Diego.

Joel S. Levine, FACP, Denver

Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 1971.

Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1971-73.

Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, gastroenterology, 1975-78; Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, Institute of Medicine, 1988-89.

Certification: 1976 (internal medicine); 1977 (gastroenterology).

Present positions: University of Colorado School of Medicine: program director, gastroenterology fellowship program. Senior associate dean for clinical affairs. Professor of medicine, department of medicine, division of gastroenterology-hepatology.

Current patient care activities: 40%.

Current activities in administration, research and teaching: administration, 35%; research, 5%; teaching, 20%.

Previous positions: Vice chair, department of medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1984-92.

ACP activities: Fellowship, 1982. Regent: 2001-present. Chair, membership committee, 2004-present. Marketing committee, 2004-present. Awards committee: member, 2004-present; chair, 2005. Health and public policy committee, 2002-present. Chair, bylaws committee, 2002-05. Nominations committee, 2003-04. Bylaws and credentials subcommittee, 2001-02. Board of Governors executive committee, 2000-01. Managed care subcommittee, 2000-01. Colorado chapter: Governor, 1997-2001; health and public policy committee, 1997-98. Vice chair, medical services committee, 1998-2000.

Appointments and activities in organizations other than ACP: Trustee, Kern Research Foundation, 1983-present. Colorado Medical Society: health affairs council, 1995-2004; patient/physician advocacy committee, 1990-93. Health quality improvement committee, Colorado Access, 1995-2004. American Gastroenterology Association committee on public policy: chair, 1997-2000; executive committee governing board, 1996-2000; chair, clinical subcommittee, 1995-97. Founding member, clinical evaluative sciences council, University Hospital Consortium, 1991-96. Board of directors, University of Colorado Hospital, 1990-93.

Strengths, based on training and experience: health care access/reform; government relations; graduate medical education; health care delivery and public policy analysis; physician payment; physician documentation; rural health; conflict resolution.

William E. Golden, FACP, Little Rock, Ark., Chair-elect of the Board of Regents and Lynne M. Kirk, FACP, Dallas, President-elect, will assume office as Chair of the Board of Regents and President, respectively, at the conclusion of the Annual Business meeting, Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Philadelphia.

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How the election of College leaders works

The election of College Officers and Regents will take place by electronic ballot in January 2006. The voting body consists of 33 members of the Board of Regents and 84 members of the Board of Governors, who are elected by popular vote in their respective jurisdictions (three represent government services). Officers and Regents will take office at the conclusion of the Annual Business meeting on Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Philadelphia.

College Officers and eligible second-term Regents will be voted into office with a "yes" or "no" vote. If an officer candidate does not receive a majority vote, the Nominations Committee will submit the name of another candidate and a second ballot will be mailed. If a second-term Regent candidate is not re-elected, a "new" Regent position will become open and the next new Regent candidate with the greatest number of votes in the appropriate candidate pool will serve.

Regent candidates may be added to the slate by petition. This requires the submission of biographical information, completed by the candidate, with a statement (maximum 150 words) indicating his or her qualifications for service. This must be accompanied by at least 50 signatures of Masters, Fellows and Members and must be received by the Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer no later than Jan. 2, 2006.

Members are encouraged to review candidate qualifications and share their views with their Governors before Jan. 2. To obtain a biographical sketch and candidate information sheet or for further information, contact the Executive Office Coordinator at 800-523-1546, ext. 2814, or by e-mail at fmoore@acponline.org.

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Candidates for the Chair-elect of the Board of Governors

Two candidates are seeking to serve as Chair-elect of the Board of Governors. The College's Governors have been casting ballots online, with the winner to be announced later this month. The winning candidate will serve as Chair-elect from April 2006 to April 2007 and take office in 2007-08.

David L. Bronson, FACP, Cleveland

Dr. Bronson received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1973. After completing his residency there and at the University of Wisconsin in 1977, he stayed at Vermont as an assistant professor of medicine, served as residency program director and became associate chair of the school's department of medicine in 1990.

In 1992, he became chair of the department of general internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and clinical professor of medicine, serving as interim chair of medicine in 2003. Over the last 10 years, he has developed and continues to lead the Cleveland Clinic's regional practice.

Board-certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine (in which he recertified in 2000), Dr. Bronson's research interests include delirium, clinical prediction instruments, smoking cessation, patient education and other issues in primary care practice.

Dr. Bronson joined the College in 1977, becoming a Fellow in 1988. Since 2003, he has been Governor for the Ohio Chapter, where he has served on the Governor's advisory committee since 1993. He is also currently vice chair of ACP's Health and Public Policy Committee and has been a member of the College's Chapter Subcommittee since 2003. He has also been a reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine since 1983 and an ACP Journal Club commentator since 1991.

Outside of his College activities, Dr. Bronson serves on the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association and on the National Quality Forum's technical advisory panel on ambulatory measures. He has also served as a member of several National Board of Medical Examiner committees. He currently sits on several Cleveland Clinic boards and was co-chair of the Greater Cleveland United Way campaign in 2003.

He is also a consultant for the Cleveland Browns football team.

Anne E. Winkler, FACP, Springfield, Mo.

Dr. Winkler holds a medical degree, which she earned in 1981, and a PhD in microbiology that she received in 1989, both from the University of Missouri. That's where she also finished her residency and her fellowship in immunology/rheumatology.

Dr. Winkler worked as a clinical instructor at the university from 1987 until1989 when she joined St. John's Physicians and Clinics as a rheumatologist, where she continues to practice. In 1999, she joined St. John's Medical Research Group as a physician investigator. She spends 90% of her time in patient care and 10% of her time doing research.

Board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Winkler also serves as the medical director for the fibromyalgia support services at St. John's Hammons Heart Institute in Springfield.

She joined the College in 1983 and became a Fellow in 1994. She has been Governor for the Missouri Chapter since 2003, a member of that chapter's education committee since 1996 and of its women physicians' committee since 1990. She was a member of the College's Nominations Committee between 2003 and 2005 and has been a judge of the Associates poster competition at Annual Session since 2003.

Outside of her ACP activities, Dr. Winkler has served as the leader of the Midwest Rheumatology Association, Ozark Branch, since 2004; as medical advisor of the Springfield Fibromyalgia Support Group since 1994; as assistant medical director of the Southwest Missouri Regional Arthritis Center since 1989; and as medical director of the Ozark Lupus Group since 1990. Dr. Winkler is also a board member of the Arthritis Foundation volunteer board of Southwest Missouri and is chair of the board of trustees of the Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri.

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Call for Spring 2006 Board of Governors Resolutions

The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the April 2006 Board of Governors Meeting is Monday, December 5, 2005. In order to initiate a resolution, an ACP member must submit it to their Governor and/or chapter council. A resolution may address any issue or topic and it becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves it.

In accordance with the ACP Board of Governors Resolutions Process, resolutions should clearly distinguish the action requested within its resolved clause(s) as either a policy resolve ("Resolved that ACP policy…"), or a directive, which requests action/study on an issue ("Resolved that the Board of Regents…"). If more than one action is proposed, each should have its own resolved clause. Please contact your Governor if you have any questions regarding the resolution format.

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