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Release: July 27, 2000

Howell is selected as member of board of governors for NIH medical center

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected R. Edward Howell, director and CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, to serve as a member of the board of governors of the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center.

The board of governors advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the director of the NIH and the director of the clinical center. The board discusses matters of policy in regard to: clinical center strategic and operational plans and budget; management performance; oversight of the clinical center medical executive committee; and evaluation of the clinical center's board of scientific counselors process of review of independent research conducted by clinical center investigators.

"This appointment is a tremendous opportunity to represent the views of Iowans and to impact health policy on the national level," said Howell. "I am eager to serve in this capacity and to provide input to the NIH regarding its clinical research efforts."

Howell's appointment to the board of governors runs through June 30, 2005. The board meets approximately three times a year, usually at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.


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