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Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

From the November ACP Internist, copyright 2009 by the American College of Physicians

The Nominations Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination the following candidates:

2010-11 President-elect

Virginia L. Hood, FACP, Burlington, Vt.

Present position: Professor of medicine, University of Vermont, 1993-present; attending physician, Fletcher Allen Health Care; consulting physician, Central Vermont Health Center.

Dr. Hood

Dr. Hood



ACP activities: Board of Regents, 2005-11. Chair, Books Program Evaluation Subcommittee, 2002-03. Awards Committee, 2006-07. International Subcommittee, 2006-08. Vice-chair, ACP-ASIM Foundation Program Development Committee, 2002. Member, ACP-ASIM Foundation Program Development Committee, 2000-02. 2004 Scientific Program Subcommittee, 2002-04. Ethics and Human Rights Committee, 2003-08, Chair, 2008-10. Awards Committee, 2005-07. International Subcommittee, 2006-08, Chair, 2007-08. ACP International Council, Chair, 2008-09, member, 2009-10. Nominations Committee and Regents Subcommittee on Nominations, 2006-08. Membership Committee, 2007-10. Publications Committee, member, 2000-04, Vice-chair, 2000-02. Vermont Chapter, Governor, 1999-2003, Vice President, 1991-94, Laureate Award, 2003. Member, ACP Foundation Finance Committee, 2007-present. Member, ACP Foundation Board, 2008-11.

Strengths, based on training and experience: Graduate medical education; continuing education; private practice; health promotion research; public health; population medicine.

2010-13 Treasurer

Dennis R. Schaberg, MACP, Los Angeles

Present position: Chair, Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System; Executive Vice-Chair for Affiliated Programs, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Schaberg

Dr. Schaberg



ACP activities: Fellow, 1986-2004, Master, 2004-present. Councilor, Michigan Chapter, 1988-92. Chair, Michigan Annual Program, 1992. Member at Large, Nominating Committee, 1994-96. Regent, 2005-present. Member, Bylaws Committee, 2005-present. Member, Awards Committee, 2006-present. Member, Nominations Committee, 2006-present. Chair, Publications Committee, 2007-present.

Strengths, based on training and experience: Graduate medical education; managed care; access to care; health policy.

Incumbent Regent Nominees

The incumbents, listed in alphabetical order, nominated for a second term of two years to expire in 2012, are:

Jose Rodriguez-Portales, FACP, Santiago, Chile

Present position: Professor of Medicine, Catholic University of Chile; member, Department of Endocrinology.

Dr. Rodriguez-Portales

Dr. Rodriguez-Portales



ACP activities: Member, 1982 Latin American Fellowship, 1989. Fellow, 1985. Governor, Chile Chapter, 2000-04. Member, International Subcommittee, 2001-03. Member, Chapter’s Council, 2000-present. Member, Marketing & Communications Committee, 2008-09. Member, Bylaws Committee, 2008-10. Chair, International Council, 2008-present.

Strengths, based on training and experience: International relations, continuing education, graduate medical education.

Donald W. Hatton, FACP, Lawrence, Kan.

Present position: The Reed Medical Group, Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hatton

Dr. Hatton



ACP activities: Member, 1974-present. Fellow, 1992. Kansas Chapter Counselor, 1992-94; Laureate, 1998; Governor-elect, 2003-04; Governor, 2004-08. Chair-elect, Board of Governors, 2007-08. Chair, Board of Governors, 2008-09. Immediate Past Chair, Board of Governors, 2009.

Strengths, based on training and experience: Background in state medical society involvement, including continued membership in the Executive Committee of the Kansas Medical Society. Practice experience in a private seven-physician comprehensive medical practice with present focus on geriatrics.

Molly Cooke, FACP, San Francisco

Present position: Professor of Clinical Medicine, Step 7, William G. Irwin Endowed Chair, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Dr. Cooke

Dr. Cooke



ACP activities: Member, 1983-present. Fellow, 1986. Planning committee, Northern California chapter meeting, 1995, 1997-98, 2001. HIV committee for MKSAP 11, 1995-97. Executive Committee Northern California chapter, 2001-present. Governor-elect, Northern California chapter, 2004-05. Governor, Northern California chapter, 2005-present. All-California ACP Service (C-6), Meeting Chair, 2002. Board of Directors, 2005-present. Board of Governors, Member, 2005-present; chair-elect 2008-09; chair 2009-present; Executive Committee Board of Governors, 2008-present. Health and Public Policy Committee, Member, 2005-present; vice-chair, 2006-2008. Finance Committee member, 2008-present; vice chair, 2008-09. Strategic Planning Committee member, 2008-present; vice chair, 2008-09. Board of Regents member 2008-present; Executive Committee Board of Regents, 2008-present; Board of Regents Governance Reorganization Task Force, 2009-present. Search Committee, Editor-in-chief Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008-09.

Strengths, based on training and experience: Care of patients with HIV and other chronic illness, education, professional development.

Regent Nominees

Governor Slate (one to be elected)

Robert M. Lubitz, FACP, Indianapolis

Dawn E. Clancy, FACP, Johns Island, S.C.

Non-Governor Slate (two to be elected)

Thomas D. DuBose Jr., MACP, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Bruce H. Hamory, FACP, Lewisburg, Pa.

BG R Michael J. Kussman, MACP, Chevy Chase, Md.

Valerie E. Stone, FACP, Quincy, Mass.

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Candidates for the Chair-elect of the Board of Governors

Two candidates are seeking election 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 winner will serve as Chair-elect April 2010 through April 2011 and will assume the position of Chair at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2011 in San Diego.

David A. Fleming, FACP

Dr. Fleming

Dr. Fleming



Dr. Fleming received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He also completed his residency at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he is a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Health Ethics. He is also chairman of the department of internal medicine. Major professional contributions include quality, patient safety, and medical education, wellness research, ethics and patient rights, and bariatric surgery oversight. He is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and a National Board Diplomate. Dr. Fleming received his ACP Fellowship in 1986. He became Governor of the Missouri Chapter in 2007. He also serves as Vice-chair of the College’s Health and Public Policy Committee.

Mark E. Mayer, FACP

Dr. Mayer

Dr. Mayer



Dr. Mayer received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital (University of North Carolina). He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with added qualifications in geriatrics. He works in the department of internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and is associate professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where he directs longitudinal clinics and the basic core I course (internal medicine and surgery clerkships). Dr. Mayer received his ACP Fellowship in 1995. He became Governor of the Ohio Chapter in 2007. He is a member of the Health & Public Policy Committee and the Postgraduate/Chapter Education Subcommittee, and served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors from 2007-09.

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How the election works

The election of College Officers and Regents will take place by electronic ballot in January 2010 by the voting body of the Board of Regents and Board of Governors. Officers and Regents will take office at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2010, in Toronto, Canada.

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, 2010.

To obtain a biographical sketch and candidate information sheet or for further information, contact Florence Moore at (800) 523-1546, ext. 2814, or by e-mail.

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2010-11 Board of Regents Chair-elect and Chair

At their October meeting, the Board of Regents elected Yul D. Ejnes, FACP, of Cranston, R.I., the 2010-11 Chair-elect of the Board of Regents. Dr. Ejnes will assume the Chair at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2011 in San Diego.

Dr. Ejnes

Dr. Ejnes



Dr. Ejnes is a general internist in private practice at Coastal Medical, Inc. in Cranston, R.I., and has been clinical associate professor of medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University since 2001. Previous and current ACP activities include Chair, Board of Governors, 2006; Chair-elect, Board of Governors, 2005; Member, Board of Regents, 2005-present; Member, Board of Regents Executive Committee, 2005-07; Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2008-present; Chair, Compensation Subcommittee, 2009-present; Vice-chair, Health and Public Policy Committee, 2004-05; Marketing and Communications Committee, 2003-04; Member, Finance Committee, 2005-present; Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-08, 2009-present; Chair, Medical Service Committee, 2008-present, Member, 1998-2003, 2007-present; Nominations Committee, 2007-08; Member, Governor Workload Task Force, 1999; alternate delegate, AMA Delegation, 2006; Evergreen Award, Advocacy Category, 2000, 2002; Chapter Management Award, 2002-06; Key Contact Award, 2000, 2003; and Rhode Island Chapter, Governor, 2002-06 and Transitional Governor, 1998-2000. Dr. Ejnes has also been active as President, Rhode Island Medical Society, 2001-02; Member, Board of Directors, Rhode Island Quality Institute, 2003-present; President, Rhode Island Society of Internal Medicine, 1997-98; and Member, Committee on Clinical Faculty Appointments and Promotions, Brown Medical School, 2000-07.

Robert G. Luke, MACP, Chair-elect of the Board of Regents, and J. Fred Ralston Jr., FACP, President-elect, will assume office as Chair of the Board of Regents and President, respectively, at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

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