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Michael Kavan Elected to AAMC Post

Michael Kavan Elected to AAMC Post

Michael Kavan, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs at Creighton University School of Medicine, has been elected national vice chair of the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for 2007-2008.

Kavan will help lead the GSA a total of four years, beginning in November, serving one year each as vice chair, chair-elect, chair, and past chair.

Kavan joined Creighton in 1988 and has served as associate dean for student affairs since 1996. In addition to his administrative duties, he is an associate professor of family medicine and associate professor of psychiatry.

At the AAMC, he has served as chair of the Central Group on Student Affairs and as a member of the GSA Steering Committee. In February 2007, he concluded three years as a member of the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee.

Kavan holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Creighton and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.