Ann Blackford

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College: Public Health

UK Physician Elected Chair of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Published: Nov 8, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2012) − Dr. Baretta Casey, professor in the departments of Health Behavior, Health Systems Management, and Preventive Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and professor at the UK College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been elected the new chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

 

The ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States.

 

Casey has been a member of the Board of Directors of ACGME since 2006, prior to which she served as chair-elect and vice chair of the Board, chair of the ACGME Committee on Requirements, and as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.

 

Casey completed her residency in family medicine at the Trover Clinic Foundation in Madisonville. She received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She also earned her Master's in Public Health at UK, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pikeville College.

 

Casey serves on multiple national and state medical boards, and has received accolades, awards, and honors for her work in medical education, domestic violence, and community service. Casey will serve a two-year term as the ACGME Board Chair.

 

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at (859)312-3587 or ann.blackford@uky.edu

 

 

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