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Robert Smith, M.D., appointed to DHHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group

February 15, 2018

Dr. Robert P Smith, MDRobert Smith, M.D., Director of the Vector-borne Disease Lab at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group was established by Congress to help the federal government examine its research priorities and improve interagency coordination. The group will be putting together a report of recommendations for the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Congress.

“I like the breadth of the Working Group’s charge, which includes review of basic science, clinical initiatives and prevention for tick-borne diseases,” Dr. Smith said. “I hope that we can provide a useful roadmap for the federal agencies involved and highlight gaps for enhanced research funding. The challenges presented by these diseases continue to grow, as we see so clearly here in Maine.”

Dr. Smith is one of 14 voting members of the group. Its first report is due in December.

Learn more about Dr. Smith

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