|Creighton M.D. on National HHS Advisory Committee|
Creighton’s Eugene C. Rich, M.D., has been invited by Tommy G. Thompson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to serve on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry of the Health Resources and Services Administration. He was nominated for this position by several national internal medicine organizations.
As part of this committee, Dr. Rich, Tenet Healthcare Endowed Chairholder and professor and chair of Creighton’s Department of Medicine, will provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of public health programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Health Professions Education Partnership Act of 1998.
Throughout his career, Dr. Rich has been active in research, academic administration, and public policy concerning medical education and primary care. His research explores the influence of the practice environment on health professional decision-making. He is the author of more than 100 publications in this area.
The committee is made up of 23 practicing health professionals from across the U.S. who are involved in training and teaching, including faculty from educational institutions. Business, labor and health insurance interests are also represented on the advisory committee. Dr. Rich will serve a three-year term.
"I am honored and pleased to serve in this manner, and to represent Creighton University Medical Center on this national committee," said Dr. Rich. "The recommendations we make will help Secretary Thompson with matters of significance concerning public health."
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