THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHAIR AND MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS
FOR THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate a Chair and Members to the Board of Regents for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Lonnie R. Bristow of California is nominated to be Chair and member of the Board. He is currently President of the American Medical Association (AMA) and an internist in private practice. Previously, Dr. Bristow was a Commissioner of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. He also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the AMA. He earned a B.S. from the College of the City of New York and an M.D. from New York University College of Medicine.
Ms. Shirley Ledbetter Jones of Arkansas is currently a nurse and Colonel in the Arkansas Army National Guard. She is also the Chief Nursing Consultant with the Arkansas Women, Infant and Children Program. Previously, she was the chief nurse with the Army Surgeon of the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. and the Assistant Director of the Division of Public Health Nursing in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ms. Jones graduated as a registered nurse from the Arkansas Baptist School of Nursing. She has also earned a B.A. cum laude in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Arkansas and an M.A. in Health Services Administration at Webster University.
Dr. Robert E. Anderson of Minnesota is currently a physician and professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Previously, he was Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Anderson earned a B.A. at the College of Wooster and an M.D. at Case-Western Reserve, School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Board of Regents serves as an advisor to the Secretary of Defense through the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs in operations and policy guidance of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.