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HHS Secretary appoints new members to AHRQ National Advisory Council

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt has appointed five new members to serve on the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In addition, the terms of two current members were extended. The Council provides advice to the Secretary and to the Director of the Agency. The Council consists of 21 members from the private sector and 7 ex-officio members from other Federal health agencies.

The five new Council members are:

  • Dale W. Bratzler, D.O., M.P.H., Principal Clinical Coordinator, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.M.I., Moehlman Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering, University Wisconsin-Madison, WI.
  • Ada Sue Hinshaw, Ph.D., R.N., Dean and Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Carlos Roberto Jaen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.
  • Munr Kazmir, M.D., Founder and CEO of Direct Meds, Inc., Leonia, NJ.

Appointments were extended for two Council members:

  • Brent C. James, M.D., Vice President of Medical Research and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC.

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