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Diego. He served as chief of the International Cancer Research Data Bank of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and from 1986 through 1994 was director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, which is the computer research and development division of the National Library of Medicine. He also served as the NIH representative to the federal High Performance Computing, Communications, and Information Technology committee, which advised the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy in the area of advanced computing and national information infrastructure. Dr. Masys is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He is a founding associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and has received numerous awards, including the NIH Director's Award, the Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal, and the U.S. Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal. Dr. Masys' research interests are in Internet-accessible health information and information systems support for clinical research. He is co-principal investigator of the Patient-Centered Access to Secure Systems Online (PCASSO) research project funded by the National Library of Medicine, which is developing and evaluating a secure Web-based access method for clinical data.

Jane E. Sisk is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Aging at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She was formerly a professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management and director of the Master's Program in Effectiveness and Outcomes Research at Columbia University School of Public Health. Before joining Columbia, she directed projects at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment as a senior associate and project director in the Health Program. She also served as president, International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, of which she was a founding member. Dr. Sisk is a fellow of the Association for Health Services Research and sits on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. She served on the IOM committee that produced the report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications in Health Care and is currently a member of the IOM Committee on Immunization Finance Policies and Practices and the NRC-IOM National Cancer Policy Board. Dr. Sisk earned a B.A. in international relations (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) from Brown University, an M.A. in economics from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University.break



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