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Release: March 13, 2002
Kienzle elected to Association of American Medical Colleges post
A University of Iowa Health Care physician was recently elected to an important
post in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Michael G. Kienzle, M.D., is chief technology officer and an associate director
of UI Hospitals and Clinics, and an associate dean for clinical affairs and
biomedical communications in the UI College of Medicine. He also will serve
as the incoming chair of the AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR). Kienzle
will assume his new duties at the 2002 GIR meeting in Pasadena, Calif. March
Kienzle also has served as the principal investigator for a $13.5 million
National Library of Medicine research project supporting the National Laboratory
for the Study of Rural Telemedicine.
Kienzle graduated from the UI in 1973 and from the UI College of Medicine
in 1977. Kienzle served an internship and residency in internal medicine at
the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and also completed fellowships
there in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, finishing in 1984.
Kienzle's goals as GIR chair include enhancing the knowledge and experience
of GIR members, and providing a network of peers with shared interests and
responsibilities that will help GIR members become more effective leaders.
"I want GIR members to have more opportunities to learn about emerging
trends in technology, business and society," Kienzle said. "Our
members should also have a voice in helping set information policy and related
areas to, and through, the AAMC."
The purpose of GIR is to provide a forum for individuals in relevant roles
of leadership and responsibility to promote excellence in the application
and integration of information resources in academic medicine. GIR fosters
the development and continued improvement of information resources in AAMC
member institutions, the professional development of leaders of information
resources in medical schools and teaching hospitals, and policy development
and research efforts.
The AAMC is a non-profit association found in 1876. It now comprises 125
accredited U.S. medical schools, 16 accredited Canadian medical schools and
400 major teaching hospitals and health systems. The AAMC's purpose is the
improvement of the nation's health through the advancement of medical schools
and teaching hospitals.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit
UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.