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Release: March 5, 2001

Hunsicker named to national organ transplantation advisory committee

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.

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