Taking an active role
UF Health leaders have assumed important roles within the Association of American Medical Colleges
Recently, a number of leaders at UF Health have assumed important roles within the Association of American Medical Colleges, a national not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care.
Ed Jimenez, CEO of UF Health Shands, serves on the administrative board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, a group of individual leaders who represent approximately 400 of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals and health systems. The board focuses on issues of unique interest to the academic medical community, including advancing graduate medical education and improving the value of academic health centers.
Stephen Sugrue, PhD, senior associate dean for research affairs at the UF College of Medicine, was appointed chair-elect of the steering committee for the AAMC Group on Research Advancement and Development, or GRAND. Sugrue has served as chair-elect since April and will begin his term as chair in April 2018. The group for research deans provides a national forum for action on issues critical to the research enterprise and for linking advances in research with improvements in health.
“The AAMC provides a valuable service to the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals,” said UF College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good, MD, who was recently elected to the administrative board of the AAMC’s Council of Deans. “It is important for the college and UF Health to have a seat at the table in the efforts to improve the nation’s health.”