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Medpedia Announced, World's Largest Collaborative Online Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health
Date:7/23/2008

pedia Founder and Chairman. "With ongoing experimentation and guidance from the medical community, Medpedia could provide a similar benefit to the world in the specialized area of health and medicine."

Medpedia's Board of Advisers includes Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., Professor University of Michigan Medical School; Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., M.A.C.P., Clinical Professor University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School; Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University; and tech-luminary and philanthropist Mitch Kapor.

A group of distinguished individuals have provided valuable advice and guidance to Medpedia, including Henry Lowe, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology at Stanford University School of Medicine; John E. Swartzberg, M.D., Professor at University of Berkeley School of Public Health and Editor of the UC Berkeley Wellness Newsletter; Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., Professor at Harvard Medical School and Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications Division of Harvard Medical School; and Robert Lash, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health.

Physicians and organizations have begun to contribute content to Medpedia and the site will be available to the general public at the end of 2008.

About The Medpedia Project and Medpedia.com

The Medpedia Project is a collaborative effort to build and support a community of volunteers to create the world's best and most comprehensive resource about medicine, health, and the body and to make it freely available to the world. The result of this effort will be to transform how both medical professionals and the general public acquire and understand information about health. Contributing to Medpedia gives health professionals the chance to become known around the world for their areas of expertise.

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