medicine and humanities in the Division of Experimental Programs, George Washington University; a private practice locum tenens; an assistant director for medical studies on the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical Behavioral Research; medical director of the Washington Home; medical director of Hospice of Washington, and medical director of the George Washington Cancer Home Care Program. She participates in several professional societies including the Geriatric Society, the Hastings Center, the Institute of Medicine, the American Hospital Association, and the Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Lynn is widely published in topics related to hospice care and biomedical ethics. She earned her undergraduate degree at Dickinson College, her M.D. at Boston University, and her M.A. and M.S. at George Washington University and Dartmouth College, respectively.
HELEN L. SMITS, M.D., M.A.C.P., is president and chairman of HealthRight, Inc., in Meriden, Connecticut. Prior to joining HealthRight, Inc., she was deputy administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration; director of John Dempsey Hospital; professor of community medicine and health care at the University of Connecticut Health Center; and executive director of the John Dempsey Hospital Finance Corporation. Dr. Smits has served on many boards and committees of the Institute of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Association of American Medical Colleges, and American College of Physicians. She earned her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, and her M.A. and M.D. at Yale University.