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  Child Health Advocacy Institute Executive Director Appointed to Pediatric Advisory Committee
November 14, 2008

For Immediate Release: November 11, 2008

Washington, DC - Dr. Joseph Wright, executive director of the Child Health Advocacy Institute and a professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine and health policy has been appointed to the 14 member Pediatric Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Committee membership is selected from among authorities knowledgeable in pediatric research, pediatric subspecialties, statistics, and/or biomedical ethics, and advises the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on a range of pediatric issues including: identification of research priorities; ethics design and analysis of clinical trials; pediatric labeling disputes; and adverse event reports for drugs granted for pediatric exclusivity and safety issues. Dr. Wright’s term on the committee begins immediately and ends in June, 2012. .

Contact Janiene Torch, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.

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