James Stevermer, the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s vice chair for clinical affairs and a professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
The task force is an independent volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The group works to improve the health of all Americans by making recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services and preventive medications. The 16 members come from primary care and prevention-related fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology and nursing. Members are appointed to serve four-year terms.