Leader of U.S. Medical Colleges to Visit WVU
Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., will lecture Jan. 20-21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., president of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), will be the first A.G. DiBartolomeo Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Medical Education at West Virginia University Jan. 20-21.

As a visiting lecturer, Dr. Cohen will participate in a number of educational sessions with WVU faculty and students, and will deliver the Grand Rounds lecture for the Department of Medicine at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the Health Sciences Auditorium. The presentation, "Preparing Doctors for a New Era," is open to the entire community.

The DiBartolomeo Lecture will be an annual event, commemorating the contributions of the late Anthony DiBartolomeo, M.D., who died in 2004 after a long career as a WVU medical faculty member, administrator, teacher, clinician and researcher. WVU Hospitals, University Health Associates and many friends and colleagues of Dr. DiBartolomeo contributed funds to the WVU Foundation to establish the lecture series.

The AAMC represents all 125 U.S. medical schools, nearly 400 major teaching hospitals, 94 academic and research societies, and more than 160,000 U.S. medical students and residents.

Cohen previously served as dean of the medical school and professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and as professor and associate chairman of medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. He has held medical faculty positions at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts universities. He has held a wide variety of leadership positions in academic medicine, including chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as president of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine.

He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School. His chief areas of research interest are acid-base metabolism and renal physiology. He is the author of more than 100 publications and is editor of Kidney International's Nephrology Forum.

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