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National Advisory Council member receives AUPHA award

Karen Davis, Ph.D., a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's National Advisory Council and President of the Commonwealth Fund, has been named winner of the 2000 Baxter Allegiance Foundation Prize for Health Services Research. The prize, funded by the Baxter Allegiance Foundation and administered by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), is the highest research honor in the field of health services research.

Dr. Davis, an economist, was presented with the $25,000 award at AUPHA's annual meeting held June 22-25, in Los Angeles. She is being honored for her contributions to health services research, particularly for her role as a leader in national health policy and her scholarly analysis of access to health care among disadvantaged populations.

Before joining the Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Davis served as chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and held an appointment as professor of economics at the university. Dr. Davis served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the Department of Health and Human Services in the late 1970's, and she was the first woman to head a U.S. Public Health Service agency.

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