WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has announced election of Halley Faust, MD, MPH, FACPM, as president– elect of its Board of Regents. Results of the election were announced at the organization’s Preventive Medicine conference held recently in San Antonio, Tex.. Faust will assume the presidency in 2013; he will sit on the Board of Regents and the executive committee of the board until 2017.
Faust, formerly of West Hartford, works in bioethics and venture capital from his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He is clinical associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of New Mexico, and sits on the university’s Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Committee. Previously, he was visiting professor of biology and philosophy at Wesleyan University in Middletown where he taught epidemiology and biomedical ethics.
Faust co–edited with philosopher Paul Menzel the book “Prevention vs. Treatment: What’s the Right Balance?” to be published in Oct. 2011. He also manages Jerome Capital, LLC, a venture capital fund founded in 1997 now based in New Mexico, which invests in medically–related high technology early stage companies. From 1991-2000 he was responsible for the founding, organization, management, and investments of Medmax Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund that specialized in early stage high technology medical companies in Israel.
From 1999–2002, Faust was an adjunct professor in the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, where he taught health policy and medical industry strategy to the executive MBA program for health care professionals.
Faust has been active in ACPM since 1978 and a fellow since 1981. He currently chairs the Committee on Ethics. In 2009 he was awarded the College’s Distinguished Service Award.
Faust received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College; his MPH from the University of Michigan, and his MA in philosophy from Wesleyan University. He is board certified both in general preventive medicine and medical management. In addition to being a fellow of the college, is also a lifetime fellow of the American College of Physician Executives.