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Errol D. Crook, MD, has announced his intention to step down as interim chair of the Department of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in June 2005. In a March 2005 letter to Wayne State faculty, he announced his intention to return to Mobile, Alabama, where he will chair the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Dr. Crook has been associate professor of internal medicine at Wayne State since 2001 and has served as interim chair of that department since 2004. He has also held the positions of chief of internal medicine at Harper University Hospital and at the Detroit Medical Center, as well as membership on the Harper University Hospital Board of Trustees.
After receiving his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Crook completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to joining the Wayne State faculty, Dr. Crook served on the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 1994 to 2001 and as associate chief of staff for research at the Jackson VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. Crook serves on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals. He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Medical Sciences and of the Journal of Investigative Medicine. He also served as associate editor of Endocrinology from 1997 to 2001. He is a past president (2002-2003) of the American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR) and continues to play an active role in shaping regional and national AFMR activities.
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