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February 25, 2022

Columbus Medical Association Celebrates Black History Month: Dr. William Augustus Hinton

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Public Policy Meeting Report & Sign Up to Join Physician Colleagues to Meet With Local Legislators

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Public Policy Report: At last week's Public Policy meeting, CMA physicians reviewed the current status of pending healthcare legislation, reviewed potential November ballot initiatives on vaccination policy restrictions and recreational marijuana, discussed physician advocacy training, and reviewed the 2022 election environment. Click here for the slide deck from the meeting.

Legislator Meetings: Are you interested to participate in a 30-minute meeting with Central Ohio members of the Ohio General Assembly? How will it work?

Scheduling Times Will Vary - Pick One(s) That Fit Your Calendar
Each Meeting Include 1-3 Physicians and Staff
ID Interested Physicians and Match with Meetings As Available
Briefing Materials Provided for Each Elected Official
Staff Will Participate to Help Facilitate Meeting

Click here for a schedule of specific meetings to sign up for. 

For more information or if you have questions email the CMA's Public Policy consultant Malcolm Porter at

Apply to the 2022/2023 Physicians Leadership Academy Class! Applications Open March 1st

Mark your calendars! The Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA) will be opening its applications for the 2022/2023 class on March 1st!

Learn to think, relate, and interact like never before with the PLA. You will learn to build the margin and skills you need to not only survive but thrive as a physician in today’s healthcare environment through the Columbus Medical Association’s Physicians Leadership Academy.

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CMA Welcomes Lance Cranmer, Public Relations Specialist


The Columbus Medical Association staff grew this week with the addition of newly-hired public relations specialist Lance Cranmer. 

Cranmer, 43, is a native of Salem, OH, but has lived in Chillicothe for most of the last 18 years. 

A single father of three, Cranmer spent the last five years with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), first as the executive director of the Southern Ohio affiliate and most recently with the state agency (NAMI Ohio) as the associate director of the Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association. 

The majority of his career was spent in journalism, most notably having served six years as the assistant editor of the Chillicothe Gazette and four years as the city and county government reporter for the Washington Court House Record-Herald

Cranmer possesses a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.A. in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations from Kent State University. 

“I’m so excited to learn all about the Columbus Medical Association and its affiliate organizations and to spread the word about the great things that are happening,” he said. “Working for an association with such a strong mission to help others is very important to me.” 

Cranmer can be reached at

CMA's Culinary Medicine Community's Virtual Farm to Table at Your House Event

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Save the date for the CMA's Culinary Medicine Community's virtual event on Tuesday, March 15.

The topic is Farm to Table at Your House and Master Gardner Intern, Dr. Liz Lottes, will guide the discussion and cover garden planning, soil, designing, in-ground to container, seeds/transplants, growing, harvesting, and much much more.

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CMA's Women in Medicine Virtual Book Discussion


The CMA's Women in Medicine Community is excited to host our second book discussion on Monday March 14, 2022. Based on strong recommendations by several CMA members, we will discuss the book: “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know”.

Click the button below to learn more and RSVP!

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LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP! Free Spring Professional Headshots for Medical Students

Are you a medical student who needs a professional headshot? Then sign up today for the CMA's free professional headshots.

Click the button below to sign up for a time slot on one of the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb 28
  • Wednesday, March 2
  • Friday, March 4
  • Sunday, March 20
Learn More/Sign Up!


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