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AABB Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Dear AABB Member,

It is my great pleasure to announce that Miriam A. Markowitz will become AABB’s new chief executive officer on May 20, 2013.

Miriam is currently vice president and chief operating officer at Georgetown University Medical Center — or GUMC — an academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and service. In this role, she serves as strategy advisor and supports relationship development with outside organizations regarding program development, public-private partnerships, and regulatory and policy-making issues. In addition, she oversees medical center operations including facilities management, strategic planning implementation, and coordination with Georgetown University-wide departments and functions.

Prior to joining GUMC in 2011, Miriam served as corporate vice president of strategy and business development at Children’s National Medical Center, or CNMC. She spent seven years in diverse executive roles at CNMC, starting as executive director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Services. During her tenure, she was responsible for strategy development and implementation as well as operations related to ambulatory services and facility master planning. She had many external-facing responsibilities that included supporting the Certificate of Need process, developing and expanding clinical services in the region and internationally, and other partnership-related initiatives. She worked closely with CNMC’s foundation and government relations functions.

Miriam received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brandeis University and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from Harvard School of Public Health. She serves on the board of directors for the National Marrow Donor Program as vice chair. She recently completed two terms as mayoral appointee to the Board of Medicine-District of Columbia. Miriam is married and has two adult children.
Please join me and AABB’s Board of Directors in welcoming Miriam to the AABB family. We believe we have selected an accomplished and capable leader to move our association forward. Miriam has a personal and professional passion for the mission and scope of AABB’s work and is committed to advancing public health-related issues.

Additional information about our new CEO will be featured in the association’s print and online communications in the coming weeks and months. And, I hope you will introduce yourself to Miriam at the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO, October 12-15, in Denver.

Susan L. Stramer, PhD
AABB President