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Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group, Joins Board of Directors of Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI)
Date:9/25/2011

his many committee memberships, Dr. Tuckson is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, was appointed to the National Institute of Health's Advisory Committee to the Director and the Department of Health and Human Services – Health Information Technology Policy Committee – Enrollment Workgroup and has held many federal appointments, including membership in cabinet-level advisory committees on health reform, infant mortality, children's health, violence and radiation testing.

In addition to CTI, Dr. Tuckson serves on the board of directors for the Alliance for Health Reform, the American Telemedicine Association, the National Patient Advocate Foundation, the Macy Foundation, Project Sunshine, and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. He is a former board member of the National Hispanic Medical Association, Research!America, Healthcare Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured, the State of Maryland's Health Quality and Cost Council, and the National Governors' Association State Alliance for E-Health.

"I am looking forward to joining the CTI board," Dr. Tuckson said. "CTI's mission to make cancer more treatable is one I am committed to as well, and I believe my experience in the industry will be a strong resource for the company as it moves forward."

Dr. Tuckson earned his bachelor's degree from Howard University and his medical doctor degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship programs. In February 2009, Dr. Tuckson was named as one of the "100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2009 and 2010 he was named as one of the Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives." In 2008 and 2010 he was named one of Modern Healthcare's "Top 25 Minority Executives" and in 2008 he was named to Ebony magazine'
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