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AAP Announces New Executive Director

Thursday, September 05, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
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Baltimore, MD (September 5, 2013) – The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is pleased to announce that Tiffany Knowlton, JD, MBA has joined the Association as its new Executive Director effective August 28, 2013.

Following an extensive national search, the AAP Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome this outstanding leader. Tiffany brings expertise and creativity in strategic planning and developing impactful programs, including public and government relations, along with enthusiasm and a deep sense of commitment to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). AAP leadership and staff look forward to working with Tiffany to successfully move forward in the AAP mission of advancing PM&R through education, research, and advocacy.

Tiffany comes to the AAP from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) where she served as Vice President for the past eight (8) years.She led the Socioeconomic Affairs Division of the ACR and has managed many diverse initiatives including developing biologics policy, lobbying and advocacy, crafting and funding a federal Political Action Committee for the College, creating full day courses at the ACR annual meeting, and much more.Prior to the ACR, Tiffany served for four (4) years as the Director of Health Policy and Advocacy at the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

"We are very excited to announce this appointment,” expressed AAP President Kathryn A. Stolp, MD. "We are confident that Tiffany has the knowledge, leadership skills, and passion to continue to carry out the mission of the AAP. She has served medical associations at all program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels, and has a breadth of perspective and experience.”

Tiffany holds a Juris Doctor diploma from the Hamline University School of Law, an MBA from University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Philosophy from the University of North Dakota.

The AAP Board of Trustees would like to thank former AAP Executive Director, Larry Pencak, for his dedication and leadership over the past five (5) years.

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About the Association of Academic Physiatrists

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is an organization of physiatrists who are dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) through research, education, and advocacy. The Association currently serves 1,200 members including PM&R department chairs, program directors, residents and fellows, researchers, medical student educators, administrative directors, program coordinators, and others involved or interested in academic medicine.

The AAP has an official journal, The American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, holds an Annual Meeting, and is involved in a number of projects, programs and activities to support and enhance academic PM&R.

About AJPM&R

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitationis the official Journal of the Association of Academic Physiatristsand the Asociación Médica Latinoamericana de Rehabilitación (AMLAR). AJPM&R focuses on the practice, research and educational aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Monthly issues keep physiatrists up-to-date on the optimal functional restoration of patients with disabilities, physical treatment of neuromuscular impairments, the development of new rehabilitative technologies, and the use of electrodiagnostic studies. The Journal publishes cutting-edge basic and clinical research, clinical case reports and in-depth topical reviews of interest to rehabilitation professionals. The Journal is published by LWW a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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