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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for New Governor-elect

Congratulations to the Alaska Chapter Governor-Elect, Molly B. Southworth, MD, MPH, FACP. She will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Southworth will serve as the official representative of the College for the Alaska Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Southworth will be working closely with Dr. Bundtzen, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Southworth, below is his bio and vision statement for the chapter.

Molly B. Southworth, MD, MPH, FACP

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH 08/18/1952 Duluth, MN; EDUCATION: Oberlin College BA, chemistry 1974; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MD, 1978; University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, MPH, 2004; POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978-1981, University of Washington; Fellowship, Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1983-1985, University of Washington. CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine, 1981; Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, 1985. MILITARY (if applicable): NA; PRESENT POSITION: Endocrinologist and Chief of Internal Medicine, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK; ACP ACTIVITIES: (include date of Fellowship) Fellowship May, 2008. Alaska Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service Award, May, 2010. Leadership Day participant 2006, 2008; CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Alaska Chapter Council member 1997-present; Internal Medicine Interest Group founder and faculty liaison with UAA/ WWAMI Biomedical Program students, 2006-present; Community Based Teaching representative; consistent attendance (occasional absences) at Alaska Chapter Annual meetings since 1992; HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: UAA/ WWAMI medical student teaching; faculty liaison with Alaska Chapter ACP (UAA/ WWAMI is a part of the University of Washington School of Medicine which serves as Alaska's medical school through the WWAMI Program.) Former Alaska representative to University of Washington School of Medicine Admissions Committee; OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Fellow, American College of Endocrinology; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Affiliate Associate Professor of Biomedical Science, University of Alaska Anchorage/ WWAMI Program; AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: General Endocrinology; Training Backgrounds of Alaskan Physicians and Impact of the WWAMI Program (MPH thesis topic); delivery of health care to rural and remote communities, specifically in the Alaska Tribal Health Care System; cross-cultural delivery of health care in remote Alaskan settings.