E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, is the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland; the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor, and Dean of the School of Medicine. He is also professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). He has served on the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine, Temple University, and as Vice Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine. In 2010, he served as Acting President of the University of Maryland Baltimore. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he is actively involved in research and education. His research focuses on diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects and prenatal diagnosis. He directs an NIH multi-million dollar research laboratory group studying the bio-molecular mechanisms of diabetes-induced birth defects. He served as Chair of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and serves or has served on many governmental and civic organizations and committees such as the FDA, the NAM, the NIH, the Secretary of Health & Human Services Committee on Infant Mortality, The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, the Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee, the Board (Chairman) of the Nelly Berman School Classical Music Institute, the Agnes Irwin School for Girls, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Board.
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