"I am honored to join such an illustrious group of scientists and I am proud to be part of this effort that embraces the advances that science can offer to our world," said
Dr. Cassel is a leading expert in geriatric medicine, medical ethics and quality of care. Board certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine, Dr. Cassel is an active scholar and lecturer. She is the author or co-author of 14 books and more than 150 journal articles on geriatric medicine, aging, bioethics and health policy. She chaired influential IOM reports on end-of-life care and public health and served on the committee that authored the Quality Chasm report . Her most recent book is Medicare Matters: What Geriatric Medicine Can Teach American Health Care.
PCAST consists of 20 of the nation's leading scientists and engineers. They will advise the President and Vice President directly to help the administration formulate policy in the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to forming responsible and effective policy.
PCAST will be co-chaired by
In addition to serving on PCAST, Dr. Cassel is a representative to the National Quality Forum's National Priorities Partnership, a member of the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System and the Institute of Medicine Committee for Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, and has been central to other national leadership efforts to further quality of care.
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that grants board certification - a marker of physician quality in
SOURCE American Board of Internal Medicine