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Announcements for 2000
February 2000 (historical)
DHHS Names Four New NIAMS Council Members
Four new members were recently named to the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council:
Chris Allen is the president and chief executive officer of Family Road Care Centers in Detroit, Mich., where he oversees the development of a national outcome evaluation program at each center to measure morbidity and mortality of high-risk maternal and child health populations. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Arthritis Foundation and is a past-president of its Michigan chapter.
John P. Atkinson, M.D. , is professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The goal of his research is to further understanding of the origins of autoimmunity, and, for the past decade, his laboratory has focused on characterizing complement receptors and complement regulatory proteins. Clinically, he cares for patients with complement deficiencies and immune-mediated inflammatory disorders.
Paul R. Bergstresser, M.D. , is professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. His research focuses on the effects of ultraviolet B radiation on immunity in skin. He is a member of many national and international professional societies and is the former editor-in-chief of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine .
Jean Mandeville , of Minneapolis, Minn., is an advocate for increased public awareness of and medical research for bone diseases. She is the parent of a young adult with osteogenesis imperfecta and has served as president, board member and chairperson of the research and advocacy committee of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.
The new appointees will serve on the advisory council to NIAMS through September 2003.