Newswise — WASHINGTON—Three Endocrine Society members have been appointed to the National Clinical Care Commission.
The Commission will evaluate and provide recommendations on federal programs related to complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that result from insulin-related issues, such as diabetes.
The Society and its fellow Diabetes Advocacy Alliance members have supported the effort to establish the Commission, which will help the country undertake more proactive and innovative approaches to diabetes and its disease complications.
Society members serving on the Commission are:
- William Herman, M.D., M.P.H., was elected to be the Commission’s chairman at its initial meeting Oct. 31. Herman, who was jointly nominated by the Society and the American Diabetes Association, is Director of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Ayotunde Dokun, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.E., is Chief of Endocrine Service, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Regional One Health System in Memphis, Tenn. Dokun runs a translational research laboratory that studies the molecular mechanisms of vascular complications in diabetes.
- Carol Greenlee, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., is Faculty Co-Chair of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative in Grand Junction, Colo. A clinician with more than 30 years’ experience in private practice, she co-chaired the American College of Physicians (ACP) Medical Neighbor workgroup and was a lead author of the ACP position paper “The Patient-Centered Medical Home Neighbor."
The Commission consists of 23 voting members, including 11 heads of federal agencies. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar appointed 12 non-federal experts in prevention, care, and epidemiology of complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that result from insulin-related issues.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will provide management and support services for the Commission’s activities.
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