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Christine Cassel, MD Appointed to President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Date:4/27/2009

t to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Eric Lander, (Director of the Broad Institute and one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project), and Harold Varmus, (President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, former head of the National Institutes of Health and a Nobel laureate).

In addition to serving on PCAST, Dr. Cassel is a representative to the National Quality Forum's National Priorities Partnership, a member of the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System and the Institute of Medicine Committee for Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, and has been central to other national leadership efforts to further quality of care.

About ABIM

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that grants board certification - a marker of physician quality in the United States and internationally -- to internists and subspecialists. Certification is a rigorous, comprehensive program for evaluating physician knowledge, skills and attitudes to assure both patients and payers that a physician has achieved competence for practice in a given field. Individual physician certification results may be found at www.abim.org.


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