Dr. Rahn Kennedy Bailey, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College, will be installed as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) on July 31 during the NMA 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in New Orleans.
Dr. Bailey will begin his term as the 113th NMA president with a plan to support President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Bailey will also focus on eliminating health disparities and increasing mental health care for African Americans.
“I look forward to expanding my commitment to the NMA as we continue to make a difference in meeting the health care needs of all Americans.” Bailey said.
The NMA is the largest and oldest organization that represents over 50,000 African American physicians and their patients.
About Dr. Bailey: A graduate of Morehouse College, Dr. Bailey received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas at Houston and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University, School of Medicine.
About the National Medical Association
Founded in 1895, the National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 50,000 African-American physicians and the patients they serve. The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people. To learn more about the NMA visit www.NMAnet.org.
About Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876, is the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health center dedicated to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution that is ranked second among all 141 medical schools in the social mission of medical education. Meharry is a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences. Visit www.mmc.eduto learn more.