APTA member Alan M. Jette, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA, was included in the 70 professionals named to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the world's most prestigious health care advisory organizations. Election to the IOM is considered among the highest honors given to health care professionals.
Jette serves as professor of health policy and management at Boston University's School of Public Health. He is also active in APTA, serving on the association's PT Outcomes Registry Task Force and as chair of the Foundation for Physical Therapy's Scientific Advisory Committee.
A news release from IOM describes its membership as professionals "who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health." The organization is among the 4 US National Academies along with the national academies of science and engineering and the National Research Council, and has provided analysis and recommendations on issues ranging from postdeployment needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to the benefits of physical activity programs in schools.
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