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Department Chair Installed As American Thoracic Society President

May 2013

Department Chair Installed As American Thoracic Society President

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Patricia W. Finn, MD, professor and department chair, was recently installed as president of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and will serve a one year term until May 2014. During her term as president she has called upon the ATS members to address questions of health equality at all levels of the organization. Dr. Finn has been active in the ATS since joining the organization in 1994, and has served as chair of the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation and associate editor of the American Journal   of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Finn made a five year commitment to serve on the ATS Executive Committee, and will conclude her service in 2015.

Pictured:  Dr. Finn receiving the gavel from ATS immediate past president, Dr. Monica Kraft (left), on May 21, 2013 at the ATS International Conference in Philadelphia. This ceremony marked the first woman to woman gavel pass in ATS history.