Matthew DeCamp to chair internal medical group's Ethics Committee

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Matthew DeCamp, an assistant professor in the Berman Institute of Bioethics and in the School of Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine, has become chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Ethics Committee, a position he will hold for two years. The committee supports SGIM by promoting the ethical practice of general internal medicine; addressing ethical issues in clinical practice, research, and health policy; and relieving moral distress caused by conflicts about such issues.

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