Members Appointed to New Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the appointment of 14 members to the new Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. The Working Group will hold its inaugural public meetings on Dec. 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The Working Group was established by the 21st Century Cures Act to improve federal coordination of efforts related to tick-borne diseases. Members will review all HHS efforts related to tick-borne diseases to provide expertise and help ensure interagency coordination and minimize overlap, examine research priorities and identify unmet needs. The Working Group expects to issue its first report to the HHS Secretary and Congress by December 2018.
NYMC Faculty: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine