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Lawmaker named to Mercer School of Medicine board
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ATLANTA — Mercer University President William D. Underwood named state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Board of Governors for the Mercer School of Medicine in Savannah. As a member of the board, Stephens will provide counsel to the president of the university on the direction of Mercer’s Savannah Medical School. He will help recruit students, assist in planning campaigns and offer advice on the operation and governance of the school.
“I am honored to be chosen to serve my alma mater, the people of Savannah and the state of Georgia as a member of the Board of Governors for the Mercer School of Medicine in Savannah,” Stephens said. “By expanding the Mercer Medical School to Savannah and specializing in the health-care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia, we have taken a step toward solving that problem.”
In August 2008, Mercer University, in partnership with Memorial Health University Medical Center and the state of Georgia, opened a new medical school campus in Savannah. This is the first new medical school campus in Georgia in more than 25 years.
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