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Monday, June 9, 2014

DRS. BAILEY, LOCKHART WIN AMA ELECTIONS

Two Texas physicians secured leadership positions at AMA without opposition; a third must wait until Tuesday’s elections. The House of Delegates unanimously reelected Sue Bailey, MD, of Fort Worth to a fourth term as vice speaker. As one of four candidates running for four available seats on the AMA Council on Medical Service, Dr. Lockhart won his post by acclamation. Meanwhile, Russ Kridel, MD, of Houston is among eight candidates seeking the four available spots on the AMA Board of Trustees. We’ll know the outcome Tuesday morning. Some younger Texans also won elections at the AMA meeting:
  • Nnenna Ejesieme, MD, of The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, is the newly elected chair of Region 3 of the AMA Resident and Fellow Section.
  •  Elected to the Medical Student Section Region 3 Executive Council were: Angie Hamouie, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, secretary; and Tennessee Bailey, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, membership chair.

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