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Assistant Vice President of New York Foundation Joins Jacobs Institute Board

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January 1, 2000 Washington, DC Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice President of The Commonwealth Fund, a New York City based private foundation, has been elected to join the Board of Governors of the Jacobs Institute of Womens Health.

Since 1995, Dr. Collins has directed The Commonwealth Funds programs in womens health; health care, access, and quality; and minority health. "Under her leadership, The Commonwealth Fund has made a significant impact on our understanding of issues in womens health from health care coverage and quality to mental health, violence against women, and adolescent health. Were delighted that she will bring her vision and policy expertise to the Jacobs Board," says Martha Romans, Executive Director of the Institute.

Before joining The Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Collins was an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Collins also worked at the Westchester County Department of Health and New York County Health Services Review Organization and gained valuable experience as a practicing physician in these positions.

Dr. Collins received her medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College and interned in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, followed by a residency in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins. She gained certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 1999 and is licensed in New York State.

Her professional memberships include the American Public Health Association, the American Medical Association, and the National Advisory Council for the Center for Childrens Health. She is also a member of the Grantmakers in Health Board and a former member of the Public Health Association of New York Citys Board.

For photos, interviews, or information, contact Shannon R. Mouton at the Jacobs Institute, phone: 202-863-4989; e-mail: .

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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Shannon R. Mouton
The Jacobs Institute
(202) 863-4989