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Dr. Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association

By West Virginia University

Welcome to Health Connections with Clay Marsh, MD - a podcast that feature peoples conducting research, improving patient outcomes, studying the issues facing our industry as a whole, and working to improve our approaches from the ground level.  I'm your host Clay Marsh. I serve as the Vice President and Executive Dean of the Health Sciences at West Virginia University. My first guest is Patrice Harris, current president of the American Medical Association. Patrice is a world-class physician, mentor, and friend – and she’s also a WVU graduate, too. Patrice was recently named the first African American woman president of the AMA, and she has a phenomenal outlook for the profession, and shares concerns that I also have – provider burnout, opioid addiction, as well as many more.  Please subscribe to this podcast to ensure you get future episodes, and let us know how we're doing. You can send me a tweet at @ClayMarsh, or e-mail us at --- About Clay Marsh, MD A national leader in personalized medicine and in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Marsh has concentrated his efforts in determining how to help individuals stay healthy and how to create ecosystems to make this easy.  His research has focused on defining the underlying mechanisms that determine health and disease, including the molecular regulation of longevity and epigenetic controls of aging. He holds more than 20 patents or patent disclosures. He has mentored more than 50 MD, MD/PhD and PhD doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty.  He has been responsible for more than $20 million in National Institutes of Health funding as principal investigator, co-PI, co-investigator, and mentor, and has published more than 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals.  He serves on national scientific advisory committees for organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the American Thoracic Society, the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, and Caris Life Sciences. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. -- This podcast is a production of University Relations at West Virginia University. For more information, visit

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