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Amputee Coalition Names New Members to Scientific & Medical Advisory Board

Three new members have been added to the Amputee Coalition’s Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC). The SciMAC is designed to serve as a resource to the Coalition by contributing clinical and scientific expertise in the development, implementation and evaluation of Coalition programs, research and policy initiatives.

The Coalition notes in a recent news release that the members joining the committee this month for a 3-year term include Deb Velez, BSN, MN, GNP, David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, and Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS.

The release notes that departing members of the committee include Steve Wegener, PhD, Bob Gailey, PhD, PT, and Nancy Payne, MSN, RN.

Sue Stout, interim president and CEO, Amputee Coalition, extends the organization’s thanks to the outgoing members of the SciMAC Committee for their dedication and service given to members of the limb loss community and the Coalition.

“At the same time, I would like to welcome the new members; we appreciate their sharing their experience and expertise to help our constituents,” Stout adds.

New member Armstrong is a professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Ariz, the release says. Armstrong is also the founder and director of Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). On the committee, Armstrong will serve as the podiatry representative.

Miller serves as department head and professor of the doctorate program in physical therapy at the University of North Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. In her role on the committee, Miller will act as the physical therapy/rehabilitation representative.

Third and final new member, Velez, is currently the Prevention of Amputation in Veterans Everywhere (PAVE) coordinator at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla, Calif, and holds more than 40 years of nursing experience. She will serve as the nursing representative on the committee.

Source: Amputee Coalition