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Release: March 5, 2001
Hunsicker named to national organ transplantation advisory
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lawrence G. Hunsicker, M.D., Ph.D.,
professor of internal medicine and medical director of organ transplantation
at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, was recently invited to serve
a three-year term on the prestigious Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation
in the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services.
The Health Resources and Services Administration works
to assure equal access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality health
care for all. As a component of this effort, the Advisory Committee on Organ
Transplantation safeguards and promotes public health by overseeing the development
of an equitable and effective organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation
system in the United States.
"I am honored to have been asked to serve on this
committee," Hunsicker said. "I think the committee can help the government
and the rest of the transplant community both to optimize recovery and distribution
of cadaveric organs and to assure that the allocation process is open, accountable
and responsive to the public will."
Hunsicker will begin serving the term immediately
and will remain on the committee through Jan. 1, 2004.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.