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Rothman named AACH president-elect

Jan. 5, 2017, 8:35 AM

Russell Rothman, M.D., professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vice President for Population Health Research, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, has been named president-elect of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH). He will serve as president beginning in January 2018.

Russell Rothman, M.D.
Russell Rothman, M.D.

The AACH is the professional home for researchers, educators, practitioners and patients committed to improving communication and relationships in health care, providing opportunities for collaboration, support and personal and professional development.  For more than 30 years the organization has been in the forefront of research and teaching relationship-centered health care communication.

“As health care transforms to improve quality and value, the role of improving communication and relationships between patients, families, and providers in health care is of paramount importance,” Rothman said.

“I look forward to working with the AACH to expand research, education and training to improve health communication and relationship-centered care.”

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