versity, Melbourne, Australia, in 1977, and at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 1975-1976.
NEAL A. VANSELOW, M.D., is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) after serving as Chancellor of Tulane University Medical Center since 1989. He is an allergist who received his training in internal medicine and allergy/immunology at the University of Michigan. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Professions Education at the University of Michigan, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Vanselow was Chairperson of the Council on Graduate Medical Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Association of Academic Health Centers; and is a member of the Pew Health Professions Commission. He has been a member of the IOM since 1989 and currently chairs the IOM Committee on the Future of Primary Care. His areas of particular interest include the health care work force and graduate medical education.
THERESA VARNER currently serves as Director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Before assuming her current position, she served for several years as the Senior Coordinator for Health Policy in the Institute. Between 1973 and 1983, Ms. Varner was the Director of the Alabama Department of Mental Health's (ADMH's) largest prerelease unit; in the early 1980s, during which time ADMH was in federal receivership, she served as liaison to the office of the Federal Court Monitor. She holds two graduate degrees from the University of Alabama, an M.S.W. and an M.A. in English Literature. Prior to her affiliation with the ADMH, she taught in the English Department at the University of Alabama. Ms. Varner's policy expertise is in the area of health care financing and delivery, but her research interests particularly center on reform of the health care system, health care coverage, and Medicare. She was responsible for overseeing the development of AARP's proposal for reform of the health and long-term-care systems, Health Care America. Ms. Varner's publications and presentations have primarily been in the area of catastrophic health care coverage, health care reform, and consumer information in a competitive market environment.