L. ROPER, M.D.,
RECEIVES ACHE HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
January 2, 2002William L. Roper, M.D., dean of the School of
Public Health, professor of Health Policy and Administration, and professor
of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has
been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Healthcare
Fellowship is a special category of ACHE membership. It recognizes distinguished
leaders who are not eligible to join ACHE but whose accomplishments have
had a beneficial influence on the profession of health services management
and/or some aspect of public health. Roper will receive his Honorary Fellowship
on March 17, 2002, at the Convocation Ceremony during ACHE's 45th Congress
on Healthcare Management in Chicago.
joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 as dean
of the School of Public Health, professor of Health Policy and Administration,
and professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine.
to this, he served as senior vice president for Prudential HealthCare
in Roseland, N.J., and president of the Prudential Center for Health Care
Research in Atlanta. Roper has also served as director of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, director of the White House Office
of Policy Development, administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration,
and special assistant to the President for Health Policy.
is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
and serves on the IOM governing council. He chaired the committee that
produced the "Envisioning National Health Care Quality Report" in 2001.
Roper also serves as chairman of the board of Partnership for Prevention,
a national not-for-profit membership association dedicated to preventing
disease and promoting health, and as vice chair and director of the National
Quality Forum. He serves on the boards of the UNC Health Care System and
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is a past president of the Association
for Health Services Research. In addition, Roper is a senior policy advisor
to Tommy Thompson, secretary of Health and Human Services.
is the author of numerous articles and has received several awards for
his service to the healthcare field. He received the President's Award
from the Association for Health Services Research in 1989, the Award of
Excellence from the National Association of Health Data Organizations
in 1991, and several medals from the U.S. Public Health Service, including
the Exemplary Service Medal in 1992 and the Surgeon General's Medallion
received his master's degree in public health from the University of Alabama
at Birmingham and his doctor of medicine degree and bachelor of science
degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426