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LeFevre Named Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

MU family and community medicine physician to lead national advisory group

Michael LeFevre, MD, Future of Family Medicine Professor and vice chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


An independent volunteer panel of 16 experts in prevention and primary care, the task force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations on clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services and preventive medications. 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 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force since 2005 and previously was appointed co-vice chair in 2011.

"We are proud that one of our own has been nationally recognized through this prestigious appointment,” said Harold A. Williamson Jr., MD, executive vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Missouri Health System. “Dr. LeFevre is a dedicated clinician, researcher, author and speaker. His commitment to evidence-based medicine and experience as a task force member make him an excellent choice for this important role.”

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 has served on the Eighth Joint National Conference on Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Hypertension. This panel, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is tasked with updating recommendations for treatment of high blood pressure.

Among his many honors, LeFevre was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2011. He also received the MU School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association’s 2013 Citation of Merit and Faculty Alumni Award.

LeFevre has received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, a Master of Science degree in public health and a medical degree from the University of Missouri.

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