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Mar 27, 2012 4:20 PM

Lorris BetzSALT LAKE CITY - The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has honored former University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., with a distinguished service award. The group’s Administrative Board of the Council of Deans presented Betz with the award at a ceremony in Miami on March 26.

 The AAMC’s Council of Deans is an association of deans of the nation’s medical schools. Its purpose is to help to improve medical schools by identifying issues affecting academic medicine and developing strategies to achieve the various missions of medical schools.

 Betz served as senior vice president of U of U Health Sciences, Executive Dean of the school of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care from 1999-2010. He also served as interim president of the University of Utah two times − once in 2003-04 and most recently in 2010-11.