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Press Release Date: October 25, 1996
HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala today announced the appointment of
10 new members to the
National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and
Evaluation. She also
announced the extension of the term of service of the council's
Chairman Walter J. McNerney,
M.H.A., to May 1997.
The council, comprised of 17 private-sector health care experts
and consumers and seven top
federal health officials, advises the secretary and the
administrator of the Agency for Health Care
Policy and Research (AHCPR) on matters relating to AHCPR's
activities to enhance the quality,
appropriateness, and effectiveness of and access to, health care
"The varied expertise of these individuals, combined with that of
the current members of the
council, will bring important insights to the future work of
AHCPR," said Secretary Shalala.
"Their advice will make a significant contribution to the
effectiveness of health care services
provided in this nation and to the health of Americans."
The 10 new members of the council are:
- Richard E. Behrman, M.D., J.D., managing director, Center
for the Future of Children,
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
- Nancy Wilson Dickey, M.D., chair, Board of Trustees,
American Medical Association,
and, program director, Family Practice Residency Department of
the Brazos Valley, and
associate professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University, College Station, TX.
- Jose Julio Escarce, M.D., Ph.D., senior fellow, Leonard
Davis Institute and assistant
professor, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania,
- Sharon C. Kiely, M.D., director of health services, Primary
Care Health Services Inc.,
- Ada Sue Hinshaw, dean and professor, University of Michigan
School of Nursing, Ann
- Jeffrey P. Koplan, M.D., M.P.H., president, The Prudential
Center for Health Care
Research, Atlanta, GA.
- Woodrow Meyers, Jr., M.D., M.B.A., director, Health Care
Management, Ford Motor
Company, Dearborn, MI.
- Martin Paris, M.D., M.P.H., vice president, Medical
Affairs, Tenet Healthcare Corp.,
- Stephen M. Shortell, Ph.D., A.C. Buehler Distinguished
Professor of Health Services
Management, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management,
- W. Leigh Thompson, M.D., Ph.D., chairman, Profound Quality
They will join six existing council members whose three-year
terms will expire in May 1997. In
addition to Walter McNerney, the returning members of the panel
- Helen Darling, M.A., manager, Health Strategy and Programs,
Corporate Benefits, Xerox
Corporation, Stamford, CN.
- Robert M. Krughoff, J.D., president, Center for the Study
of Services, Washington, DC.
- W. David Leak, M.D., medical director, Pain Control
Consultants, Columbus, OH.
- Harold S. Luft, Ph.D., director, Institute for Policy
Studies, School of Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco, CA.
- Edward B. Perrin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health
Services, School of Public
Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
The appointment of a 17th council member is expected within the
next several months. In
addition to the private-sector members, the following federal
officials serve as ex officio
members: director, National Institutes of Health; commissioner,
Food and Drug Administration;
administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration; director, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention; administrator, Health Care
Financing Administration; assistant
secretary for defense (health affairs); and chief medical
officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
For additional information, contact AHCPR Public Affairs: Karen Migdail,
(301) 427-1855 or Salina Prasad, (301) 427-1864.
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