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Dr. Jennifer L. Howse elected to Institute of Medicine
Date:10/27/2011

IOM's membership is assured by the Institute's charter, which stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; law; engineering; and the humanities.

Dr. Howse became president of the March of Dimes in 1990. She joined the March of Dimes as executive director of the Greater New York Chapter. Prior to that, she held several top public service leadership positions including state commissioner for Mental Retardation in Pennsylvania, associate commissioner for Mental Retardation in New York State, and executive director of the Federal Court-appointed Willowbrook Review Panel in New York City.

Dr. Howse holds a doctorate from Florida State University. She serves on the Board of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and the National Health Council. She has served on national advisory committees for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, including the Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children. Dr. Howse is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the 2005 Stanley Graven Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Perinatal Association, the 2010 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the 2010 National Association for Female Executives Woman of Achievement award.


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Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.com
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation
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