Coyne-Beasley to head Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, has been voted president-elect of the international multidisciplinary organization. She will serve in that capacity for one year, and become president in 2017.

Coyne-Beasley to head Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine click to enlarge Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is an international multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development and research. Dr. Coyne-Beasley will serve as President-Elect for one year, beginning at the 2016 Annual Meeting and will then become President at the Annual Meeting in 2017. Info

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Director of the North Carolina Child Health Research Network of the NC Translational and Clinical Science Institute, Director of Adolescent Medicine Education in the Department of Pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine, and Pediatric and Adolescent Director of NCNC, has been elected President-Elect of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She will assume the position of President of the international organization in 2017.

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is an international leader in promoting optimal health and well-being for adolescents and young adults. Recognizing that health is more than the absence of disease, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine promotes positive youth development, illness prevention, achievement of individual potential and a sense of physical, mental, and social well-being. In its pursuit of optimal adolescent health and developmentally-appropriate health care, SAHM believes that scientific research provides the evidence base for effective health promotion as well as prevention and treatment of illness and injury. SAHM is also engaged in international program and policy development to promote the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults.

The four core values that underline SAHM’s mission and vision are excellence, leadership, integrity and collaboration.  Dr. Coyne-Beasley has served as a regional president for SAHM for six years, and serves as SAHM’s liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Pediatric Research, and is currently on the SAHM Board of Directors. Dr. Coyne-Beasley was also appointed by the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services to the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP), a committee that develops vaccine policy recommendations for the U.S. from 2010-2014; she remains on the ACIP HPV, Provider and Adult Immunization workgroups. For more information on SAHM go to


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