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LeadingAge VP Selected to Serve on Institute of Medicine Board

August 31, 2015

Robyn Stone has been selected to serve on the Board on Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Dr. Stone, the senior vice president for research at LeadingAge and executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, was elected to be an IOM member in October 2014.

“I was honored last year to be elected to the Institute of Medicine and to become one of the few IOM members who is affiliated with the field of long-term care services,” Dr. Stone said in an August 26 LeadingAge press release.

The Board on Health Sciences Policy focuses on encouraging and sustaining the “continuous vigor of the basic biomedical and clinical research enterprises needed to ensure and improve the health and resilience of the public,” the board’s website says.

“I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get involved in helping the IOM foster vigorous health research and promote the critical role that research can play in the development of health policy,” Dr. Stone said.

Dr. Stone brings more than 35 years of long-term care expertise to the IOM board. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

She also is the author of the 2011 book Long-Term Care for the Elderly.

Dr. Stone will serve on the board through the end of 2017.

— by Matthew Ozga

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