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American Board of Internal Medicine President Named to Alzheimer's Study Group
Date:11/29/2007

ssional leadership positions, she was the first female President of the American College of Physicians, a past-President of the American Federation for Aging Research; and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director at the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Governing Council and has served on previous IOM committees responsible for influential reports on quality of care and medical errors, chaired a report on end-of-life care, and co-chaired a recent report on public health.

Dr. Cassel was formerly Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development and Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. During 10 years at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Cassel was Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine, Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine.

Dr. Cassel received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. More information about the Alzheimer's Study Group can be found at http://www.alzstudygroup.org.

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that grants board certification - a marker of physician quality in the United States and internationally - to internists and subspecialists. Certification is a rigorous, comprehensive program for evaluating physician knowledge, skills and attitudes to assure both patients and payers that a physician has achieved competence for practice in a given field.


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