Dana E. King, M.D., to serve on NAPCRG Board of Directors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Dana E. King, M.D., chair of the West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine, has been elected to the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Board of Directors as secretary/treasurer. Dr. King’s two-year term will start at the group’s fall meeting in November.
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“I have been on the Board of NAPCRG in the past, as the practitioner representative, and I have also served as a member of the Program Committee, which is the main scientific review committee for the annual meeting of NAPCRG,” said Dr. King. “The annual meeting of NAPCRG is attended by several hundred researchers from all over the world. I am honored to have the privilege of being on the Board as I have been presenting research at NAPCRG meetings since the 1980s.”

As a member of the NAPCRG Executive Committee, King will participate in weekly conference calls with the group’s leadership team.

NAPCRG is the foremost family medicine/primary care research professional organization for North America. It is an international research organization with representatives from several countries and is regularly attended by family medicine researchers from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and many others. Founded in 1972, NAPCRG welcomes members from all primary care generalist disciplines and related fields, including epidemiology, behavioral sciences, and health services research.

“It’s quite an accomplishment for a faculty member to be recognized for contributions within his or her respective field,” said Arthur J. Ross, III, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the WVU School of Medicine. “But to be elected to serve in a leadership role on the board of a national healthcare research organization speaks volumes about Dr. King’s ability to serve as a leader, a role model, and a contributor to family and primary care medicine.”

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