May 16, 2008

Vanderbilt personnel tapped for state duty

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Vanderbilt’s Sheree Wright, J.D., left, speaks at last week’s Wellness in the Workplace panel discussion, which also featured, from left, Mary Yarbrough, M.D., M.P.H., Colin Armstrong, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Bishop, M.D. (photo by Neil Brake)

Several people from Vanderbilt Medical Center were among 47 Tennesseans recently appointed to state boards and commissions by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

Luke Gregory, assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs, has been appointed to the Tennessee Alzheimer's Disease Task Force to serve as a representative of the Tennessee Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

Reginald Coopwood, M.D., CEO for the Hospital Authority in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs; Mark Frisse, M.D., director of the Regional Informatics Programs at the Center for Better Health; and Veronica Gunn, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, have all been named to the Governor's eHealth Advisory Committee.

“I am very pleased these 47 Tennesseans have agreed to serve our state through its boards and commissions,” said Bredesen.

“I appreciate their commitment, and I am confident that each of them brings the skills, experience, and knowledge required to become valuable members of the respective boards and commissions to which they have been appointed.”