Texas: Governor Abbott Names Shuford Chair Of Task Force On Infectious Disease Preparedness And Response

~ In a recent announcement, Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Jennifer Shuford, M.D. to serve as the chair of the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. This appointment is for a term at the pleasure of the Governor.

The Task Force is responsible for providing expert and evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to the state's response to infectious diseases. It also serves as a reliable and transparent source of information and education for Texas leaders and citizens.

Commissioner Shuford brings a wealth of experience to this role. She currently serves as the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services and is a consultant for the Committee on Infectious Disease and Council on Science and Public Health for the Texas Medical Association. She is also a member of both the Travis County Medical Society and the Infections Disease Society of America.

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Shuford's impressive educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Colorado College, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

With her expertise and leadership, Commissioner Shuford is well-equipped to guide the Task Force in its important work for the state of Texas.

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