Dr. Mulrow appointed to CPRIT Oversight Committee
By Rosanne Fohn
Cynthia Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc., MACP, an adjunct professor in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed to the Oversight Committee of the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
She is one of nine Texans appointed to govern CPRIT in its mission to expedite innovation and commercialization in cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services throughout the state.
Dr. Mulrow was appointed in October by Texas House of the Representatives Speaker Joe Straus as part of a realignment of CPRIT due to ethics concerns. She also serves on CPRIT’s Prevention Subcommittee and Diversity Work Group.
“Pete Geren [appointed at the same time as Dr. Mulrow] and Dr. Cynthia Mulrow are proven, accomplished leaders,” Straus said in a press release at the time of the appointments. “I am grateful that they have agreed to serve as CPRIT begins a new chapter, and I am confident that they will help restore public confidence in this important agency.”
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve on the CPRIT Oversight Committee and look forward to starting work on this very important endeavor immediately,” Dr. Mulrow said in the same press release.
Health Science Center accomplishments
“Dr. Mulrow has been affiliated with the Health Science Center for many years and has done outstanding work as a respected leader in clinical research methodology, information synthesis, systematic review, hypertension and hearing impairment,” President Henrich said. “We are very proud of her appointment and look forward to her contributions to CPRIT.”
Dr. Mulrow became a faculty member at the Health Science Center in 1987 and has served as a volunteer adjunct professor since 2009. Dr. Mulrow is senior deputy editor of Annals of Internal Medicine and has served as program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program and director of both the San Antonio Cochrane Collaboration Center and San Antonio Evidence-Based Practice Center.
Member of the IOM
She was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1997, was honored as a master of the American College of Physicians in 2005 and was elected in 2007 to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health, medicine and public health.
Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 establishing CPRIT and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas.
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