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New members appointed to AHRQ National Advisory Council

Seven new members have been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The council provides advice to the Secretary and the Director of the Agency. The council consists of 21 members from the private sector and seven ex-officio members from other Federal health agencies.

The seven new Council members are:

Robert S. Galvin, M.D., M.B.A., Director, Global Health Care, General Electric, Fairfield, CT
Wishwa N. Kapoor, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Kathleen N. Lohr, Ph.D., M.A., Distinguished Fellow, Health Services Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Michael K. Raymond, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, IL
David Len Shern, Ph.D., President and CEO, National Mental Health Association, Alexandria, VA
William E. Smith, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Executive Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Myrl Weinberg, President, National Health Council, Washington, DC

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