Navigation Links
AMA Inaugurates Dr. Nancy Nielsen as President
Date:6/17/2008

New York physician becomes the AMA's second woman president

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified internist from Buffalo, N.Y., was inaugurated today as the 163rd president of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest and most influential physician organization. She is the second woman to hold the AMA's highest elected office.

In her inaugural address as AMA president, Dr. Nielsen spoke to the nation's physician leaders gathered for the AMA Annual Meeting and pledged to bridge the obstacles to a better American health care system.

"We must use our profession's inherent commitment, courage and compassion to come together with patients, employers and insurers to build a bridge that provides safe passage across the health care chasm," said Dr. Nielsen. "Physicians know the barriers to health care reform better than anyone. We must be the engineers who design a signature American solution for a better health care system."

Dr. Nielsen began her leadership role with the AMA in 2000, serving four consecutive annual terms as speaker of the House of Delegates, the AMA policy-setting body, and three consecutive annual terms as vice-speaker.

Dr. Nielsen has been an active contributor to organized medicine's policy discussions and has held several important positions in the AMA, including the Council on Scientific Affairs. During her two terms on this prominent advisory committee to the AMA, she helped develop policy on important public health issues such as alcoholism among women, colorectal cancer screening and safety in dispensing prescriptions.

Dr. Nielsen also acts as an AMA representative or liaison to a number of outside groups focused on enhancing the quality of medical care, including the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement and the National Quality Forum.

In addition to her work with the AMA, Dr. Nielsen is senior associate dean for medical education at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo.

During 23 years of medical practice in Buffalo, Dr. Nielsen has long been active in health care issues important to New York. She was a trustee of the State University of New York, and a chief medical officer for the New York State Department of Health's Western Region. She has served as an officer with the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York State Society of Internal Medicine and the Erie County Medical Society.

Dr. Nielsen earned a doctorate in microbiology from the Catholic University of America. At the age of 29, after the birth of her fifth child, she entered medical school. She received her medical degree in 1976 from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Nielsen is a master of the American College of Physicians.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Medical Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HIV therapy in pregnancy-data support WHO recommendations
2. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
3. Treating Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Lead to Thinner Kids
4. Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder
5. Pregnancy may slow -- not accelerate -- progression to AIDS
6. Study indicates pregnancy does not harm chances of survival from cancer
7. Kaiser Permanente Study Shows One in Seven Women are Depressed Before, During, or After Pregnancy
8. 15% of Women Struggle With Pregnancy-Related Depression
9. IVF technique enables pregnancy without multiple births, Stanford researchers find
10. Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries
11. Pancreas May Be Key to Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching ... contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile ... of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: ... develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. ... pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal ... wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients ... a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for ... analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the ... today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., ... therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in ... enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. ... Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company ... destruction of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... PhD ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: