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Wayne State president elected medical college association board chair

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson will serve as board chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges. His one-year term began Nov. 7.  Wilson will lead the 17 board members of the Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit health care association. "I hope to build on the momentum that former AAMC chairs have established and sustained over their years of visionary leadership," Wilson said in a statement. "The vital contributions that medical schools and teaching hospitals make to health care, public health and innovative research in this country position the United States as a global health care leader. I'm honored and humbled to serve as board chair of the AAMC, and I'm eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work."

“All Things Considered” features interview with WSU's incoming provost Keith Whitfield

“All Things Considered” host Jerome Vaughn talked with Keith Whitfield about his upcoming role as provost at Wayne State University. Whitfield was recently named provost effective June 1, 2016. He currently serves as vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University and is an expert on aging among African Americans. Whitfield also holds Duke appointments as professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, research professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.  
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Wayne State names new provost

Wayne State University has named Keith Whitfield as its new provost – the person in charge of academics at the school and the No. 2 executive behind President M. Roy Wilson. Whitfield, vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University and an expert on aging among African Americans, will start June 1. The WSU Board of Governors approved Whitfield’s appointment Friday. "We are delighted that Keith Whitfield will be joining the university,” Wilson said in a press release. “We could not have hoped for a better-qualified candidate for the provost's position, and we look forward to his guidance and leadership in all academic matters at Wayne State University.” Whitfield also holds Duke appointments as professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, research professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He also is co-director of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research. “I am very honored to have been selected to serve as the next provost of Wayne State,” said Whitfield in a press release. “It is clear that the university is working on great things, and I hope to provide the leadership needed to realize its ambitions.”     Other media mentionshttp://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2016/04/01/wayne-state-university-names-provost/82531896/http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160401/NEWS/160409985/wayne-state-hires-duke-university-exec-as-next-provosthttp://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13312018.htmhttps://www.insidehighered.com/people/2016/04/01/provosthttp://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2016/04/vice-provost-keith-whitfield-named-wayne-state-provost