(From the June 2013 issue of Inside Nationwide Children's)
Dr. Gail Besner, Chief of Pediatric Surgery and the H. William Clatworthy Professor of Surgery has been selected by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. This council of 17 of America’s most distinguished and accomplished scientists advises Secretary Sebelius, Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health and other key government leaders on issues of biomedical science and operations of the National Institutes of Health. The members of this group include some of the most influential individuals in American science and medicine. This is a distinct honor for Dr. Besner and a tremendous achievement for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.