MIAMI GARDENS — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Florida Memorial University President Henry Lewis III to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine for the National Institutes of Health. The secretary expressed “delight” in Lewis’ appointment in a formal invitation letter. He hopes his appointment inspires others.
“I am truly humbled and honored to receive this appointment,” Lewis said. “I hope this appointment inspires our students to leverage all of their available resources and opportunities so that they may achieve their dreams.”
The National Library of Medicine, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., is the world's largest medical library. The library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
Lewis, a renowned biomedical researcher, will serve a four-year term on the Board of Regents. The board serves as the advisory body to HHS, NIH and NLH on all important aspects of policy regarding the library and is the final review body for NLM's external grant program.
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MEDICAL MODEL: Florida Memorial University President Henry Lewis, newly appointed to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine — the world’s largest medical library.