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Swinker Elevated to Fellowship

Marian Swinker, MD, MPH was elevated to fellowship in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the College’s annual membership meeting held in May in New Orleans, La. The meeting was held in conjunction with the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC).


Swinker practices occupational and environmental medicine as director of the Office of Prospective Health at East Carolina University. Swinker is also a member of the Carolinas Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association, one of ACOEM’s 31 component medical societies and serves as representative to the ACOEM House of Delegates. She is now qualified to use the designation FACOEM after her name.

Fellow is the highest class of membership within ACOEM. It recognizes physicians who have been engaged in the full-time practice of occupational and environmental medicine and who have exhibited significant leadership in ACOEM – at both the component society and national level. Fellows are eligible to serve as officers and directors of the College.

Occupational and environmental medicine is the medical specialty devoted to prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness, and disability, and promotion of health and productivity of workers, their families, and communities. Created in 1916, ACOEM is an international medical society with more than 5,000 members. The College provides leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments.


This page originally appeared in the June 8, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at http://www.ecu.edu/news/poe/Arch.cfm.