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New HRSA chief named.

Now that it has $2.5 billion in new funding provided it by the American Recovery and Revitalization Act, President Obama appointed Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., as the new Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Wakefield replaces Bush-appointee Elizabeth M. Duke, Ph.D., and brings considerable expertise in rural healthcare to the position.

She was most recently the Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she was a tenured professor and Director of the Center for Rural Health. HRSA is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the primary federal agency for improving access to healthcare services for the underinsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

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Title Annotation:Briefly; Health Resources and Services Administration; Mary Wakefield
Publication:Health Management Technology
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2009
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