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The UI Health Distinguished Scholar Series was launched in 2020 and has grown to include a collaboration among the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Quality Officer, and Chief Diversity and Community Health Equity Officer. The UI Health Distinguished Scholar Series provides an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized healthcare leaders: how they think, why they pursue their vision, and how to apply their insights to improve health.

A Conversation with Dr. David J. Skorton Heading link

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On Thursday, September 28, 2023, we hosted a conversation with David J. Skorton, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

David J. Skorton, MD, is president and CEO of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), which represents the nation’s medical schools, teaching hospitals and health systems, and academic societies. Dr. Skorton began his leadership of the AAMC in July 2019 after a distinguished career in government, higher education, and medicine. In his first year at the AAMC, he addressed social issues that affect health, guided the AAMC through a pandemic, and built a multiyear strategic plan to tackle the nation’s most intractable challenges in health and health care, working to make academic medicine more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Previously, Dr. Skorton served as the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa. He is a Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, as well as a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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