Friday, November 2, 2012

Candidates for 2013 APA Election Announced

On November 1 the APA Nominating Committee announced the candidates it has selected to compete for several Board of Trustees positions in APA's 2013 election. The candidates are:

President-elect: Paul Summergrad, M.D., and Robert Ursano, M.D.

Secretary: Maria Oquendo, M.D., and Ann Marie Sullivan, M.D.

Minority/Underrepresented (MUR) Trustee: Renato Alarcon, M.D., and Stephen McLeod-Bryant, M.D.

Area 3 Trustee: Brian Crowley, M.D., Bruce Hirshfield, M.D., and Joseph Napoli, M.D.

Area 6 Trustee: Marc Graff, M.D., and Donald Sharps, M.D.

Member-in-Training Trustee-elect: Lara Cox, M.D., M.S., Katherine Kenney, D.O., M.B.A., and Timothy Kreider, M.D., Ph.D.

Petition candidates have until Novermber 15 to submit their petitions. Voting will begin January 2 when all members for whom APA has a valid e-mail address on file will receive an electronic ballot. Other members will receive a paper ballot. Voting ends at 5 p.m. Eastern time on January 31. More information on the election process is posted in the "Election" section of APA's Web site ( under the Board of Trustees tab. The slate is considered to be public, but not official, until the Board of Trustees approves it at its December meeting.


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