Press Release for Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Health Care Leader-Advocate Featured Speaker at Annual UNF Luncheon
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The University of North Florida’s
Us Group will feature Dr. Nancy Dickey, the first female President of the
American Medical Association (AMA) and breast cancer survivor, at its annual
educational luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, at the UNF University
Center. She will discuss “Health
Matters for Women.” Check-in and registration begins at 10:45 a.m.
Dickey is currently the president of
the Texas A & M Health
and vice chancellor for Health Affairs, Texas A & M System
. Although she will be discussing a number of
different topics, the thrust of her presentation will be empowerment: the
impact of individual health care decision-making, the relationship between
women and their health care providers, and the direction our health care system
is leading us.
1997, when Dickey was elected the first president of the American Medical
Association, her first recommendation was a proposed patient’s bill of rights,
not surprising from a physician who spent many years working in family practice
medicine but who also has been deeply involved in redefining and reshaping
medical care in the United
is known for her commitment to community service and medical leadership. Before
her election as president of the AMA, she served as the chair of the Board of
Trustees and headed the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. She
chaired the Texas Medical Association’s Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee
and is active in both the American and Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dickey is widely published, has
appeared before Congress and is the recipient of numerous citations in The Best
Doctors in America
and Best Doctors publications. She received her M.D. and residency training at
the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
She then built and maintained an active family medicine practice and is the
past program director of the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley.
Tickets for this event are $50 per person ($25 tax
deductible)or $500 for sponsored tables of 10
($250 tax deductible). Sponsorship opportunities as well as exhibitor tables
are still available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the UNF Ticket Box
Office at (904) 620-2878 or online at www.unf.edu/brooks/Us/index.htm. Mayo
Clinic is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s luncheon. Other sponsors
include St. Vincent’s Healthcare and WJCT
don’t have to be a member of the Us group to attend the luncheon; however, a special
opportunity to join is offered at a reduced price of $40 with the purchase of a
$50 luncheon ticket.
The purpose of the Us Group is to support the programs of
UNF’s Brooks College of Health and to provide targeted women and girls health
education to the greater Jacksonville
community. The group aims to motivate, educate and engage individuals in the
strengthening and delivery of excellence in women and girls’ health care.
For more information about sponsorship
and exhibitor tables for this event, contact Betty Lustig, director of
Development for UNF’s Brooks College of Health, at (904) 620-1838.