Dr. Hania Wehbe-Janek, vice president of academic research and development at Baylor Scott & White Health, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Chicago-based Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers. The AIAMC is a national membership organization of major academic medical centers and healthcare systems. Wehbe-Janek will serve a two-year term on the board starting this month.
Wehbe-Janek is one of two new recruits to the AIAMC board. Last fall, the group’s board voted to amend its bylaws in order to expand the number of directors from 13 to 15.
Kimberly Pierce-Boggs, AIAMC executive director, believes Wehbe-Janek will be a valuable addition to the board. “The breadth and depth of her expertise in the area of scholarly activity will help shape and implement the board’s strategic goals and serve as a tremendous resource to our entire membership,” she said.
At Baylor Scott & White Health, Wehbe-Janek oversees system research education programs and activities. At the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, she’s managed the design, development, and execution of academic research initiatives, which totaled more than 2,000 studies in 60 different medical specialties.
Wehbe-Janek has been an active member of the AIAMC for five years. She previously served as vice chairman for the group’s National Initiative V: Improving Community Health and Health Equity through Medical Education.