WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy W. Dickey, a nationally recognized physician and leader, will serve in a part-time capacity as a 2013-2014 AAHC Senior Scholar.
Dr. Dickey recently served as president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and vice chancellor for health affairs for The Texas A&M University System for more than a decade. She is currently a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Medical Humanities in the College of Medicine, and a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Rural Public Health at TAMHSC. She is also the executive director of the Rural and Community Health Institute which focuses on patient safety and quality enhancement; the Institute facilitates translating sound policy into practice, not only in traditional academic health centers but across the spectrum of practice sites and care delivery.
Dr. Dickey is a past president of the American Medical Association and was the first woman to serve in that role. A previous board chair of AAHC, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including six honorary doctorate degrees in both science and law, and was elected to the Institute of Medicine and to Texas's Women's Hall of Fame.
"I am delighted and honored to have the opportunity to work with such a distinguished health leader who brings extensive knowledge, experience, and insights to our Association, particularly in this era of healthcare reform," said Dr. Steven A. Wartman, AAHC president and CEO.
AAHC is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing health and well-being through the vigorous leadership of academic health centers.
SOURCE Association of Academic Health Centers