Schmitz appointed to National Advisory Council for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Dr. David Schmitz, the Dr. Verrill & Ruth Fischer Chair of the SMHS Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ).

The ARHQ provides advice and recommendations to AHRQ’s director and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on priorities for a national health services research agenda. The Council consists of 21 members from the private sector and four ex-officio members from other federal health agencies.

Dr. Schmitz said that the appointment will allow him to build his skills and experience to help the SMHS improve in the areas of reseach and quality.

An announcement of Dr. Schmitz’s appointment can be read here.