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Dr. Walker elected President of the Association of American Indian Physicians

R. Dale Walker, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, was elected president of the Association of American Indian Physicians Aug. 9 at the organization’s 40th convention in Albuquerque, N.M.

AAIP is the largest Native American healthcare association in the United States. Its mission includes motivating American Indian and Alaska Native students to pursue careers in health care and biomedical research. The association honored Walker, who is Cherokee, as the Indian Physician of the year in both 2009 and 1989. He is a one of two American Indian psychiatrists in the nation certified in addictions treatment.

Walker is director of the One Sky Center and the Center for American Indian Health Education & Research at OHSU.  He also is a professor of psychiatry, and public health and preventive medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine.

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