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WCUCOM Professor to Review for Health Care Research Program

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 25, 2013 - Dr. Clarke Millette, professor of anatomy at William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), has been selected to serve as a grant application reviewer for the Patient Center Oriented Research Initiative (PCORI) Program. PCORI is a national program that was established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to fund major efforts intended to improve the American health care system. The program is governed by a 21-member Board of Governors and a 17-member Methodology Committee, which are appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Dr. Millette’s role will be to participate in the initial review process for grant applications that fall into his general areas of expertise. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, as well as the science that supports those options.

Dr .Millette received his PhD in Biochemistry from Rockefeller University in 1975. After completing a two year research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he remained there for 12 years as an assistant and associate professor. During that time he taught anatomy and cellular biology and also worked as a staff scientist in the laboratory of human reproduction and reproductive biology. After leaving Harvard in 1989, Dr. Millette became a tenured professor of anatomy and cell biology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Millette joined the WCUCOM faculty in April 2010 and has major teaching responsibilities in histology and medical biochemistry as well as participation in courses in physiology and neuroscience. Dr. Millette has also been chosen as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).