Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services, where her research examines how public policies, such as Medicaid and AIDS Drug Assistance Program, and private policies, such as managed care, affect the amount and kind of medical care obtained by persons living with HIV. Dr. Leibowitz is one of the core participants in the Blue Sky Group, which seeks to redirect the discussion of health care reform from an exclusive focus on incremental improvements in medical care and in insurance to a more comprehensive vision of the health system. Dr. Leibowitz served on the Committee on National Statistics of the NRC (CNSTAT) from 2001 to 2004.
Thomas N. Taylor is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Reearch Institute at the University of Kansas. He is also Senior Curator of the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, and Courtesy Professor for the Department of Geology. He has served as Director of the State of Kansas NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. Dr. Taylor holds a B.A. degree in botany from Miami University (Oxford) and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Illinois (1964). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. He has served on numerous state, national, and international committees including the National Science Foundation—Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation—GPRA-Performance Assessment Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation—MPSAC/EHRAC Committee to Review Undergraduate Education in the Math and Physical Sciences, Chair of the Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee for NIH BRIN KU Medical Center, Senator Pat Robert’s Advisory Committee in Science, Technology, Future Kansas Implementation Advisory Committee, and Bioinformatics Core Advisory Committee. He served on the Polar Research Board for the NRC and as Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, and on the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable for the State of Ohio. Dr. Taylor has published more than 380 peer-reviewed research papers and authored more than eight edited books on various aspects of the paleobiology of Antarctic fossil biotas, biology and evolution of fossil microbes, and evolution of early land plants. Dr. Taylor has received numerous honors including the Research Achievement Award in the State of Kansas, Distinguished Scholar Award and Teaching Award from Ohio State University, and the Merit Award from the Botanical Society of America. Dr. Taylor is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is currently a member of the National Science Board where he serves on the Committee on Education and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Polar Issues, and Committee on Strategy and Budget.
Lilian Shiao-Yen Wu is Program Executive, Global University Relations, IBM Technology Strategy and Innovation and a research scientist. In this position she manages IBM’s portfolio of investments in projects to support research collabora-