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LeFevre Appointed Co-Vice Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


Family medicine leader will help guide national panel of experts in crafting recommendations

Michael LeFevre, MD, Future of Family Medicine Professor and associate chair of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri, has been appointed co-vice chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

An independent volunteer panel of 16 private-sector experts in prevention and primary care, the Task Force makes recommendations about preventive services for primary care clinicians and patients. Members come from many health-related fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, and nursing. LeFevre has been a member of the task force since 2005.

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LeFevre joined MU's faculty in 1984. As medical director of MU's family and community medicine department, he oversees eight practices with more than 90,000 outpatient visits annually. As chief medical information officer for MU Health Care, he has helped lead the electronic health record project for the university's hospitals and clinics.

LeFevre has served on several key national committees, task forces and panels, including appointments with the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Gulf War and Health: Solvents Panel, and the American Academy of Physicians' Commission on Clinical Policies and Research. He is also currently serving on the Eighth Joint National Conference on Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Hypertension, a panel sponsored by the National Institutes of Health tasked with updating recommendations for treatment of high blood pressure.


LeFevre interviewed on NPR member station KBIA





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