February 28, 2006

Contact: Courtney Smith, 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH, has recently been elected to serve a year's term as the president of the Board of Directors of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC).

The AOEC is a non-profit international network of occupational and environmental medicine clinics dedicated to the promotion of higher standards for patient-centered, multi-disciplinary care.

Mulloy is the co-director of the program in Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology at UNM Health Sciences Center . Prior to being elected as president, Mulloy had served on the AOEC board of directors for three years and hopes to bring the goals and improvements made by the AOEC here to New Mexico .

"The AOEC is a significant organization that sets standards for quality health care, education and research. As president, I hope to lead this organization to continue its efforts to improve the practice of occupational and environmental health," said Mulloy.