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ACGME recognizes Neurology professor for commitment to the Council

Gauri Pawar, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Education, in the Department of Neurology, has been recognized by the Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), for her dedication to the Council and its mission.

She will serve a two-year term as the Vice Chair of the ACGME Neurology Review Committee, effective July 1, 2020.

The ACGME accredits and oversees the quality of approximately 12,000 graduate medical education programs, as well as more than 800 institutions that sponsor those programs, every year.

“It is an honor to represent WVU in its education mission at a national level by working on ACGME’s Neurology Review Committee,” Dr. Pawar said. “Medical education is a privilege and this collaboration gives me an opportunity to give back to the community what I have learnt from several caring mentors and to pursue my lifelong passion.”

As a non-profit organization, the ACGME relies heavily on the expertise of nationally renowned physician leaders who volunteer a significant amount of both time and energy.

“This year is especially challenging since much of their work is occurring during the time of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic,” said ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, M.D., in a statement shared with the School. “The extra workload for your faculty members in responding to this extraordinary national threat has increased and yet somehow, they have found enough time to support the work of the ACGME as well. For that, I am eternally grateful.”

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