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    Mack Steps into Executive Leadership of Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care

    Contact: Ronna Branch
    Phone: (404) 752-1717
    Email: rbranch@msm.edu

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mack Steps into Executive Leadership of Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care

    New Roles a Model of Collaborative Leadership

    ATLANTA – April 12, 2013 – Today, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) announced the promotion of Dominic Mack, M.D., M.B.A. as co-director of the school’s National Center for Primary Care (NCPC). In this role, Dr. Mack will provide executive leadership for the entire center, and will directly oversee NCPC‘s national training, distance learning and resource center project portfolio.

    Dr. Mack most recently served as deputy director of NCPC, where he led the development of Georgia’s federally-funded HIT-Regional Extension Center - helping thousands of physicians statewide to implement the latest electronic health record systems in their practices. After completing his medical training in MSM’s family practice residency program, he provided primary care to uninsured and low-income patients in an Atlanta community health center before returning to the MSM faculty as associate professor of family medicine. Since then he has gained extensive clinical and administrative public, private and academic experience.

    Current NCPC Director George Rust, M.D., M.P.H., will share the title of co-director, with primary responsibility for scholarly leadership and direct oversight of the NCPC’s growing research portfolio in primary care and population health. He was the NCPC’s first director and served as NCPC Deputy Director under former MSM president and 16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D.

    Since its founding in 1998, NCPC has promoted excellence in community oriented primary care for all Americans, with a special emphasis on eliminating health disparities and improving health outcomes in underserved populations. Dr. Rust and Dr. Mack’s partnership takes strategic advantage of the strengths of each of these extraordinary academic physicians, while their collaborative leadership will be a model for academic centers across the U.S. 


    About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as a two-year Medical Education Program at Morehouse College with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the M.D. degree. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution and the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care.

    Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctorate and master degrees. To learn more visit www.msm.edu.