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July 20, 2004

Contact: Patricia Adams

Three New Members Join School of Nursing Board of Visitors

Baltimore, Md. – The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently added three new members to its Board of Visitors. The new members, who will serve three-year terms from 2004-2007, include Steven S. Cohen, FACHE, senior vice president, Integrated Operations, MedStar Health; Frances L. Lessans, RN, president, Passport Health; and William A. Zellmer, deputy executive vice president, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

"We welcome our new Board members and look forward to working with them on future projects to benefit the School of Nursing," said David Oros, president and CEO of Aether Systems and chairman of the School's Board of Visitors. Members of the Board of Visitors come from the ranks of corporate and community leadership, and from committed alumni and friends of the School. These distinguished members actively participate by lending their skills and expertise to the areas of fundraising, public relations, advocacy and education.

"We are very pleased that these exemplary leaders have joined our distinguished Board of Visitors," said Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing. "Their expertise is crucial for assuring that our education, research and clinical practice programs remain relevant to the ever-changing health care system and meet the needs of the citizens of Maryland."

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