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Chairman honored with ACE fellowship
Hueston, M.D., chairman of MUSC Department of Family Medicine, was
selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the
2008-09 academic year.
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is the longest running
leadership development program in the U.S. It is designed to strengthen
institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying
and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for
responsible position in college and university administration. A total
of 36 Fellows, nominated by presidents or chancellors of their
institutions, were selected this year in a national competition.
Heuston is the only physician from MUSC to be selected as an ACE
“This is a signal honor for Dr. Hueston and will prepare him for even
greater leadership at MUSC and nationally,” said Jerry Reves, M.D.,
vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.
Sharon A. McDade, Ed.D., director of the ACE Fellows Program, noted
that previous Fellows have advanced into major positions within areas
of academic administration. Of the more than 1,500 participants in the
43 years of the program, more than 300 Fellows have become chief
executive officers and more than 1,100 progress to become provosts,
vice presidents or deans.
“We’re extremely pleased with the incoming class,” McDade said. “The
individuals selected have demonstrated strong leadership. The Fellows
Program will sharpen and enhance their leadership skills and their
network, and prepare them to address issues of concern to the higher
Heuston is currently chair of the Charleston County Medical
Society Medicolegal Committee, a member of the board of directors and
has held numerous leadership positions including president of the South
Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Hueston also serves on the board
of directors and is treasurer of the Annals of Family Medicine Inc.,
and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family Practice
and the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. He’s won
numerous teaching and research paper awards and posters under the
category of practicing family physician. In 2003, he was named a
Fellow, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Care Policy
Each ACE/Bishop Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to the
nominating institution while spending some time working with a medical
school dean at a host institution. The Fellow will be included in the
highest level of decision making while participating in administrative
activities and learning about an issue to benefit MUSC.
During the program, Fellows will attend three, week-long seminars on
higher education issues organized by ACE, read extensively in the
field, and engage in other activities to enhance their knowledge about
the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education,
specifically medical education today and throughout this century.
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the
nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600
college and university presidents, and more than 200 related
associations, nationwide. It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying
voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy
through advocacy, research and program initiatives.
The Fellows also engage in leadership and management activities to
enhance their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities
confronting higher education.
The 2007-08 class will bring 1,576 higher education leaders who will
have participated in the program since its inception. Of those who have
participated in the first 42 years of the program, more than 300
Fellows have gone on to serve as chief executive officers of more than
350 colleges and universities. In addition, more than 1,300 have
served as provosts, vice presidents or deans.
The F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust Leadership Program is designed to
prepare medical faculty, specifically family medicine physicians, for
leadership positions at medical schools and academic health centers.
The ACE/Lumina Fellows Program serves to increase the pool of highly
qualified community college leaders.
Friday, May 2, 2008
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