College of Health Professions dean selected to serve on Allied Health NetWork Steering Committee

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College of Health Professions dean selected to serve on Allied Health NetWork Steering Committee
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of Marshall University’s College of Health Professions, has been selected to serve as a member of the Allied Health NetWork Steering Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) by its current members. His selection was approved by the president of the ACCP, Dr. Suhail Raoof.

Prewitt has been a member of the ACCP since 2000 and has been a Fellow since 2001. He has been at Marshall since July 2010.


The two-year term on the Allied Health NetWork Steering Committee begins in October 2011.  The goal of the committee is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research and communication by providing a forum for members with similar interests to network, and to create opportunities for collaboration in education, leadership, research and advocacy activities.


Committee members serve as expert resources to groups internal and external to the ACCP and provide expertise and personnel to support evidence-based guideline development of the Health & Science Policy Committee. 


The ACCP has 17,750 members from more than 100 countries. The members represent the range of specialties contributing to the field of chest medicine, including adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, sleep medicine, and cardiovascular medicine and surgery. The ACCP and its NetWorks reflect the diversity of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine professionals from all over the world.

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