Washington, DC, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was elected as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) by its members via electronic ballot in conjunction with the AAHC Annual Meeting, held virtually October 7-9. Dr. Barish, a distinguished emergency medicine physician and academic leader, oversees the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). As the integrated academic healthcare delivery enterprise for the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health encompasses UIC’s seven health sciences colleges, the university tertiary care hospital, 40+ outpatient clinics, the 13 FQHC network sites of the Mile Square Health Center, and the University of Illinois Cancer Center.
“Dr. Barish is an outstanding leader who is widely respected for his ability to lead during crises on national