Northwestern research VP appointed to federal advisory committee

Kate Martin | February 18, 2014

Dr. Gert Bronfort selected for health advisory committee.

Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD, Vice President of Research at Northwestern Health Sciences University, has been appointed to serve on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages. The appointment came at the request of US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

“To be asked to be on this committee is an honor,” said Dr. Bronfort. “I am very pleased by the opportunity to be able to represent the chiropractic profession on issues relating to interdisciplinary public health services and programs.”

The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on a broad range of issues dealing with programs and activities related to Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service Act. This committee focuses on the targeted program areas and/or disciplines of Area Health Education Centers, Geriatrics, Allied Health, Chiropractic, Podiatric Medicine, Social Work, Graduate Psychology, and Rural Health. The committee’s 16 members are appointed by the Secretary based on their competence, interest, and knowledge of the mission of the profession involved.

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