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Kavan Named to National Task Force

Michael G. Kavan, Ph.D., associate dean for Student Affairs and a professor of family medicine and of psychiatry at the Creighton University School of Medicine, has been named to the newly announced Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute on Humanism for Medicine Task Force.

In anticipation of the implementation of the Affordable Care act, this new institute hopes to facilitate and disseminate research to better define the role of compassion, altruism and respect in the delivery of high quality healthcare.

Kavan joins 17 other medical school professionals on the task force. Dr. Kavan is a member of numerous professional societies and is well-published in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics related to psychological disorders. He has also served on various national committees including the Chair of the AAMC Group on Student Affairs, the AAMC/FSMB/NBME Liaison Committee, the AAMC Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee, the AAMC Group on Student Affairs Mental Health Work Group (Co-Chair), NRMP/AAMC Scramble Work Group (Co-Chair), and as a member of the NBME Advisory Committee for Medical School Programs. He also serves as a clinical psychologist for Alegent Creighton Health.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is a public not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare by enhancing the doctor-patient relationship.