SMDM 2018 Board of Trustees Election Closes Soon

Voting closes on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

The 2018 SMDM Board of Trustees election is now open. All SMDM members in good standing as of June 1, 2018 are eligible to vote. Instructions for voting along with candidate biographies were e-mailed to all SMDM members in good standing. Reminder voting e-mails will be sent to all members who have not voted throughout July and August until the voting deadline. If you have any questions regarding voting, please contact

This year, SMDM members are electing a President-Elect, Vice President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer Elect and 3 Trustees, one of whom will be designated as an International Trustee.

The process for electing the International Trustee is as follows:

  • Among the nominees for the three Trustee positions, the Nominations Committee has selected two candidates who are eligible for the International Trustee position: Esther de Bekker-Grob and Kine Pedersen.

  • Among the nominees who are eligible for the International Trustee position, the nominee with the most votes will be elected to that position.

  • Of the remaining nominees, the two nominees with the most votes will be elected as Trustees of the Board.

2018 SMDM Slate of Officer & Trustee Candidates

President-Elect (3 year term; 1 to be elected)
Michael Kattan, PhD
Lisa Prosser, PhD

Vice President-Elect (2 year term; 1 to be elected)
Elisabeth Fenwick, PhD, MSc
Mary Politi, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer Elect (3 year term; 1 to be elected)
Ava John-Baptiste, PhD
Marieke de Vries, PhD

Trustees (3-year term; 3 to be elected)
Fernando Alarid-Escudero, PhD
Esther de Bekker-Grob, PhD (International Trustee Nominee)
Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH (Nominated by Petition)
Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Hoch, PhD
Kine Pedersen, PhD (International Trustee Nominee)
Victoria Shaffer, PhD

An important benefit of your membership in SMDM is the privilege to vote for leaders to represent YOUR Society. Your participation helps to build and enhance the Society now and into the future. Results will be announced via e-mail to the membership the following week after voting closes.


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