College of Health Professions dean chosen as member of CHEST Scientific Program Committee

Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the  College of Health Professions, has been chosen as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).

Prewitt, who is a registered respiratory therapist, said he has been appointed to serve for a one-year term and could be eligible to serve as many as three additional one-year terms, for a total of four years.

“CHEST is a global leader in strengthening patient outcomes through innovative clinical research, chest medicine education and team-based care. I am honored to be chosen to serve on their Scientific Program Committee, which will allow me to represent the educational interests for members of our college and assist in the advancement of resources for CHEST’s 18,700 members from around the world,” Prewitt said.

Dr. Mark J. Rosen, medical director of CHEST, said members of the committee are chosen based on recommendations received from other members.

“Dr. Prewitt was an ideal fit for this leadership position due to his extensive background in respiratory care,” Rosen said. “We are pleased to welcome him to our Scientific Program Committee and we look forward to working with him in the future.”

Currently, Prewitt serves as Chair of the Allied Health Steering Committee and as a member of the Council of Chairs for CHEST.