Office of the Press Secretary (Auckland, New Zealand) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 10, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. JOHN F. POTTER AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIFORMED SERVICES AT
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Dr. John F. Potter as a member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at the Department of Defense.
Dr. John F. Potter of Potomac, Maryland, is a tenured Professor of Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. A surgical oncologist, he was the founder and Director of the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center, one of few comprehensive cancer centers in this country. He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. Dr. Potter has published over 60 scientific articles in the learned journals and is also the author of a book for the layman entitled How to Improve Your Odds Against Cancer. Dr. Potter has been awarded the President's Medal of Georgetown University and is an Honorary Professor of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He has served on active duty with the Navy and also in the U.S. Public Health Service.
Dr. Potter attended Holy Cross College and received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
The Board of Regents serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of Defense. The operations and policy guidance of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is provided by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
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