Sacramento Shriners hospital official to head burn association
Dr. Tina Palmieri, assistant chief of burns atShriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California in Sacramento is the new president of the American Burn Association.
Her induction is part of the ABA’s annual meeting, which concludes Friday in Seattle.
“Being president of the ABA is an honor and privilege,” Palmieri said. “I am representing some of the most dedicated medical professionals and have the opportunity to shape the future of burn care, including clinical practice, prevention, research and teaching.”
Palmieri has had various leadership roles in the ABA for years, chairing and serving on committees, as well as obtaining funding for extensive burn research.
“The main goal of my research is to improve the quality of life of people who have sustained burn injury,” Palmieri said. “Survival alone shouldn’t be our goal anymore. It should be to give people the best possible quality of life after a burn injury.”
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