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The National Preventive Services Task Force has added to its ranks Dr. Maureen Phipps, the Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. Phipps also serves as assistant dean for teaching and research in women’s health at The Warren Alpert Medical School. The task force is an independent panel of nonfederal experts that conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians. “It is an honor to be part of the USPSTF and contribute to improving health care for diverse populations through the evaluation of current practices and introducing new recommendations that will help guide health care delivery and disease prevention,” Phipps said.

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