Dr. Joseph Barbieri assumes role of chair of AAMC MD-PhD Steering Committee
Sept. 25, 2012 College News - Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at MCW, has assumed the role of chair of the MD-PhD Steering Committee for the MD-PhD Section of the Association of American Medical College. Dr. Barbieri recently completed his term as chair-elect and will serve a one-year term as chair.
The mission of the MD-PhD Section is to advance the education, training and career development of physician-scientists, with an emphasis on training in the MD-PhD programs of LCME accredited medical schools. Individuals who are trained as both physicians and scientists make unique contributions to biomedical research, the translation of that research from theory to practice, and the leadership of academic health centers. The section promotes the development, growth, and nurturing of physician-scientist training programs by representing the interests of MD-PhD programs and their students in the areas of admissions, educational programs, scientific curricula, research and clinical training, and post-graduate career development.