Keynote Address Speakers
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Title of SAEM19 Keynote Address:
Firearm Injury: Facts, Myths, and a Public Health Path Forward
Rebecca Cunningham, MD
Rebecca Cunningham is Director of the CDC-funded University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research for the University of Michigan’s Office of Research, Professor for the University of Michigan’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and Professor in Health Behavior & Health Education, U-M School of Public Health.
Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH
Dr. Wintemute is the founding director of the Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) and holds the Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. He also directs the new University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. He was among the first to study firearm violence as a public health problem, and firearm violence remains the primary focus of his research and policy work. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and is a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. His current research focuses on violence risk factors and interventions to prevent violence.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Title of Education Keynote Address:
The Future Landscape of Medical Education
John E. Prescott, MD
As chief academic officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), John E. Prescott, MD, oversees efforts to prepare and assist deans, faculty leaders, and future physicians for the challenges of 21st century academic medicine. He leads a staff that addresses critical medical school data, administrative, and operational issues; explores new models of successful mission alignment; focuses on key student and faculty issues; and supports medical school accreditation activities. Dr. Prescott is the association’s primary liaison to the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, serving on the VA’s National Academic Affiliations Council. He also works closely with several international organizations to address key academic issues.
Dr. Prescott, a board‐certified emergency physician, earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from Georgetown University. He is the recipient of a military scholarship and completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine and soon thereafter became Chief of the Section of Emergency Medicine. As the first chair of the WVU Department of Emergency Medicine from 1993‐99, Dr. Prescott founded and was the first director of the WVU Center for Rural Emergency Medicine and PI on several CDC sponsored injury control grants. He also served as president and CEO of University Health Associates, WVU's integrated multi‐specialty faculty practice plan, from 1999‐2004. In 2004, he became dean of the WVU School of Medicine and served in that role for four years prior to joining the AAMC in 2008.
Dr. Prescott is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Physicians, and an emeritus member of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine. He is the recipient of WVU’s Heroism Award, two honorary degrees, and several other honors.
SAEM Awards and Plenary Session
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The awards precede the keynote address, and the plenary session will follow it.