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Weisman Joins Jacobs Institute
Board of Governors

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May 1, 1998, Washington, DC -- With the addition of noted public health expert and author, Carol S. Weisman, Ph.D., to the Board of Governors, the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health gains a valuable ally in its mission to improve women's health.

Dr. Weisman, a professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and Director of the new Interdepartmental Concentration in Reproductive and Womens Health, brings with her a comprehensive knowledge of womens health issues, public policy, as well as expertise in the history of womens health. Before joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Weisman served as a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health for The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During her tenure at Johns Hopkins, she was also the Associate Chair for Health Services Research and Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Care Organization and Financing.

Dr. Weisman is currently serving as Co-chair for the National Committee for Quality Assurances Womens Health Measurement Advisory Panel. She is also the Associate Editor of Womens Health Issues, the peer-reviewed publication of the Jacobs Institute of Womens Health. She holds several professional memberships, including, the American Public Health Association, the American Sociological Association and is a Fellow of the Association for Health Services Research. In 1997, the National Association of Professionals in Womens Health presented her their "National Award for Excellence in Womens Health Research."

"Dr. Weisman has Chaired the Jacobs Institutes two-year study of managed care and womens health, and we are delighted that she has agreed to join our Board. She has a strong commitment to womens health and is an outstanding leader in the field," says Martha Romans, Executive Director of the Institute.

The Jacobs Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health care. The organization, founded by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is in its eighth year.

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