Quality forum names chair-elect

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 27, 2005

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William L. Roper, MD, MPH, recently was elected to the National Quality Forum's board of directors and named chair-elect.

Dr. Roper is CEO of the University of North Carolina Health Care System. He is also dean of the UNC School of Medicine, vice chancellor for Medical Affairs, professor of health policy and administration in the School of Public Health and professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine at UNC.

Dr. Roper is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and serves on the institute's governing council. He was vice chair of the NQF board of directors from 1999 to 2004.

"Dr. Roper has long understood the importance of public reporting as it relates to health care quality improvement," Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, president and CEO of the NQF, said in a statement. "His background in both the private sector and in the federal government shows his capacity to lead different types of organizations toward the common goal of providing better health care for all Americans."

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