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health centers. Prior to her work in Washington, D.C., Dr. Hanna was the Genetics Coordinator at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Hanna received an A.B. in biology from Lafayette College, an M.S. in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College, and a doctorate from the School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University.
SARAH PITLUCK, M.S. is an Administrative Assistant in the Health Sciences Policy Program of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a Research Assistant for the IOM's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in political science at Washington University in St. Louis before completing her Master's degree in Public Policy and Public Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Sarah's Masters thesis addresses the sources of divergent public policies toward prostate cancer screening in the United States and United Kingdom.
GLEN SHAPIRO is a Project Assistant/Research Assistant in the Health Sciences Policy Program. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, he completed a degree in Russian Language and Literature as well as fulfilled the premed requirements.
MELVIN H. WORTH, JR., M.D., is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Worth completed his surgery residency at New York University-Bellevue in 1961 and remained on that faculty for 18 years. He founded the Bellevue Trauma Service in 1966 and continued as Director until 1979, when he left to become Director of Surgery at the Staten Island University Hospital. He served for 15 years with the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct and 8 years as a member of the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council (for which he was Chair in 1993). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the International Society for Surgery and holds memberships in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Association for Academic Surgery, New York Surgical Society (for which he was President in 1979), and other academic and professional organizations. Dr. Worth retains his appointment at New York University, and is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York Downstate (Brooklyn) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.