Loebsack Named to Henry M. Jackson Foundation Council of Directors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:31

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he was chosen by Rep. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), to sit on the Council of Directors of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF).  Each year, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee both appoint a member of the Committee to serve on the HJF Council of Directors. HJF is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research.  They serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Congressman Loebsack has been a member of the HASC since being elected to Congress and has served on the Military Personnel Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over military health care, since 2009.

“I am honored to be appointed to serve on the Henry M. Jackson Foundation Council of Directors by Ranking Member Smith,” said Congressman Loebsack. “As a military parent, it is one of my top priorities to make sure our service men and women, as well as our Veterans, have access to the greatest medical care and advancements in the world.  The Henry M. Jackson Foundation strives to advance military medical research and I am proud to help lead them.”

“The hard work and dedication to our service members that Dave has demonstrated as a leader on the House Armed Services Committee will make him an important voice for our troops on the Council of Directors,” said Congressman Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member. “I am pleased to appoint Dave to the Foundation and look forward to seeing the results that they will produce.”

"We are most pleased to welcome The Honorable Dave Loebsack to the Council of Directors of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.  We eagerly look forward to working with Congressman Loebsack and his staff as the Foundation advances medical research and education at the Uniformed Services University and throughout the military medical community.  The mission for the Foundation is as relevant today as it was when the Legislation which authorized the establishment of the Foundation was enacted in 1983,” said John Lowe, President and CEO, Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

The council consists of nine members, in addition to Congressman Loebsack, the other serving members of the Council are Chairman Philip Odeen, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin , U.S. Sen. John McCain, U.S. Rep. John Fleming, M.D., The Honorable Beverly Byron , John Dressendorfer, General (Ret.) Gordon Sullivan, Charles Rice, M.D., President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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