From the press Release — Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, has been elected 2016 president of the American Psychological Association. She will serve as APA’s president-elect in 2015.
McDaniel is also associate chair of the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Coaching Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
During her presidency, McDaniel is expected to focus on the integration of psychology into comprehensive health care and how best to prepare psychologists as leaders in team science, inter-professional practice, interdisciplinary education and advocacy to increase diversity and reduce health disparities.
From the Press Release:
Since early this year, he has been serving with great distinction in these interim positions, and has shown the sort of leadership and dedication that his department, the School of Medicine, and the Charleston Division have learned to expect from him in his many decades of clinical, educational and administrative work at WVU.
“John Linton was the obvious choice for this position, and for more reasons than one,” said Arthur J. Ross, III, MD, MBA, dean of the WVU School of Medicine. “His years of service with the organization, his dedication to faculty and students in the Charleston division and his gift for connecting those relationships among our three campuses made him the best candidate.”
Dr. Linton is also well positioned to advance our relationship with our partners at Charleston Area Medical Center. Sharon Hall, the president, CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, said, “Dr. Linton is not only recognized nationally as a leader in psychology education, he’s universally respected as a leader on the Charleston campus and throughout CAMC. On behalf of CAMC, we are excited about his appointment and I am personally looking forward to working with John in his new role.”