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Five New Members Selected to Serve on the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced the appointment of five new members to the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health, which advises the director of the Office of Research on Women's Health on research avenues to be pursued by national research institutes in areas pertaining to women's health. The members of the committee number up to 18 and are appointed by the NIH director. The new members are Constance Howes, JD, Nancy J. Norton, Eugene P. Orringer, MD, Susan P. Sloan, MD, and Barbara W.K. Yee, PhD. Constance Howes, JD, currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Women and Infants' Hospital in Rhode Island. She has served as general counsel of care for the New England Hospital system, as well as general counsel to businesses, with a focus on general business and corporate law, administrative law, and hospital law. Nancy J. Norton is the founder and president of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and chairperson of the Digestive Disease National Coalition. Eugene P. Orringer, MD, is a physician who specializes in hematology and oncology and executive associate dean for faculty affairs and faculty development in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Orringer is a highly respected clinical researcher and has served as a principal investigator in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program. Susan P. Sloan, MD, is associate professor of medicine and associate residency program director of internal medicine at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She has also served as secretary of the Association of American Indian Physicians and as president and committee member of the Association of Native American Medical Students. Barbara W.K. Yee, PhD, is professor and chair of family and consumer sciences …

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