WVU’s Palmer is Mid-Atlantic College Health Association president

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Jan Palmer, M.D., Director of Student Health Service, was elected president of the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association (MACHA) at the annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., in November.

The Mid-Atlantic College Health Association consists of college and university health services from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Dr. Palmer will be responsible for planning next year’s MACHA annual meeting in November.

“Through my leadership, I hope to bring recognition to the excellent healthcare system at West Virginia University and use this as a tool to improve care for students at WVU and all universities in the Mid-Atlantic region,” Palmer said.

Jan Palmer

MACHA, an affiliate of the American College Health Association (ACHA), allows members to share ideas and build relationships among University Health programs throughout the region. “It also helps define best practices in the physical, psychological and social context of college health, with an ethical commitment to quality and provision for public health concerns,” Palmer said.

ACHA is a leadership organization promoting research and providing advocacy, education, communications and services. Palmer will be representing the association at the national American College Health Association meeting May 26-30 in San Francisco.

For information about the American College Health Association visit http://www.acha.org or visit the WVU Student Health Service site http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/shs/



For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
EL: 11-20-08

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