Harper named to Department of Veterans Affairs’ Special Medical Advisory Group

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Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the UAB School of Nursing, has been selected for a two-year appointment on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG). As a member of the Federal Advisory Committee, Harper will be part of a committee that provides advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on matters relating to the care and treatment of Veterans and other matters pertinent to the operations of the Veterans Health Administration.

“This appointment is an exciting opportunity for our school to continue making a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes,” Harper said. “The UAB School of Nursing, has a long history of serving the health care needs of Veterans and their families, through one of the original VA Nursing Academies and many other initiatives, including the VA National Quality Scholars Program and Veterans Can!. This is yet another level of commitment for our school in serving the needs of America’s Veterans.”