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President Hendrix named to Meritus Medical Center board

ISSUED: 7 January 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University President Mary J.C. Hendrix has been elected to a three-year term to the Board of Directors of Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Maryland. Her term begins in January 2019.

Meritus is the largest healthcare provider and one of the largest employers in Washington County, Maryland.

“It will be a privilege to serve on the Meritus Medical Center Board and interact with institutional representatives who value Shepherd’s nursing students and provide critical clinical training experiences for them,” said Hendrix. “In addition, we look forward to our emerging partnership to advance high reliability and quality assurance to patients and health care providers.”

A leading scientist in cancer research focusing on identifying novel molecular targets for new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, Hendrix serves on the Board of Directors at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center in California; chairs the National Disease Research Interchange Board, which is funded in part by NIH and is based in Philadelphia; serves on the Board of Directors for Research!America, a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance working to make health research a higher national priority; and serves on the Chicago Council for Science and Technology and the Executive Advisory Board for Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, both located in Chicago.

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