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Volume 5, Issue 1

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Departing Directors Celebrated for their ABAI Accomplishments

At their Annual Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting held in Philadelphia, PA, in October 2014, the ABAI celebrated the service of two directors who concluded their six-year terms. John M. James, MD, and Stephen F. Kemp, MD, served on ABAI's BOD from 2009-2014 in a variety of roles that ranged from item writing and exam construction to shaping Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and establishing standards for conjoint board credentials and residency review requirements.

James, Wood

Robert Wood, MD, (standing), ABAI's representative to the American Board of Pediatrics and ABAI Director Emeritus, congratulates John James, MD, (seated) on his accomplishments as Dr. James concluded his six-year ABAI term in 2014. Dr. James completed his fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Dr. Wood, who is professor of pediatrics and chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. (Photo by Will Thompson)

Dr. James, of Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers, Fort Collins, CO, served as the Chair of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee from 2010-13. He was also past Chair of the Nominating Committee and Ethics & Professionalism Committees, and a member of the MOC, Nominating, Conjoint Credentials, and Ethics & Professionalism Committees during his term.

Dr. Kemp, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, served as the Secretary of the ABAI Board of Directors from 2011-13. During his six-year term, he was a member of the Finance, Personnel, Nominating, Ethics & Professionalism, MOC, and Conjoint Credentials Committees.