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Howard A. "Skip" Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Awards, Honors, Achievements

Howard A. "Skip" Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the term beginning in June 2019. He will take office as president-elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2018. An active ASCO member since 1991, Dr. Burris is president of clinical operations and chief medical officer for Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. He is an associate of Tennessee Oncology, PLLC, where he practices medical oncology. In other ASCO news, W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius A. Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected to a three-year term on the ACCO Nominating Committee.

Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to nurture the talent of Nashville's emerging health care leaders, recently announced its 2017 award winners. Jessica Harthcock, CEO and founder of Utilize Health, was named the Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year, Stephen Smith, program manager, Meharry Medical College, received the Ambassador of the Year award, and Kraft Healthcare Consulting was named the Supporting Organization of the Year for its ongoing commitment to LHC and enriching the next generation of healthcare industry leaders.

The Middle Tennessee chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives recently announced the 2018 Board of Directors and officers. Immediate Past President: Charlotte Burns, FACHE, HCA TriStar Health Division; President: Trent Beach, PharmD, FACHE, CHSPSC LLC; President-Elect: Anna Pannier, FACHE, Ascension Information Services; Vice President: Dan Ryan, Ryan Search & Consulting; Secretary: Peter Harmon, HCA; and Treasurer: Laurie Babin, FACHE, nThrive. The full list of the board and committee chairs is available online.

Belmont University's Simulation Program recently received full accreditation in the Teaching/Education Area from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) and the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs.

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