Eric Bass to serve as CEO of the Society of General Internal Medicine

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Eric Bass, a professor of medicine, is the new CEO of the Society of General Internal Medicine, which serves 3,000 physicians who are the primary internal medicine faculty of every medical school and major teaching hospital in the United States. This is a part-time position, and Bass will continue to work at Johns Hopkins with both the Evidence-based Practice Center and the Scholarly Concentration in Public Health and Community Service, in addition to maintaining his clinical practice at the Outpatient Center and serving as vice chair for faculty development and promotions for the Department of Medicine.

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