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American Psychiatric Association news: Renée Binder, MD elected APA president-elect; Frank W. Brown, MD elected treasurer

from AAGP

The American Psychiatric Association voted in Renée Binder, MD, as its next president-elect and Frank W. Brown, MD, as its next treasurer. Binder is currently associate dean of academic affairs, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Director. She has previously served as interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, director of Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics and in positions with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her term as president-elect of the APA, confirmed by the APA Board of Trustees March 8, will begin in May at the conclusion of the APA Annual Meeting, when President-Elect Paul Summergrad, MD, begins his one-year term as president. Binder will become APA president in May 2015.

Brown, a long-time member of AAGP, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital. more

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