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Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Named AAMC Chair

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced that American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomate M. Roy Wilson, M.D., president of Wayne State University, will serve as the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He succeeds Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., vice president for health sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and chief executive officer of the VCU Health System.

Wilson has been president of Wayne State University since 2013. Prior to joining Wayne State, he served as deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health. Previously, he was dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health sciences at Creighton University, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and, concurrently, chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver and chair of the board of directors of University of Colorado Hospital. He also chaired the board of directors of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

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