FMCSA names medical experts to review board
Mar 9, 2006 4:27 PM
Five medical experts have been named who will serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Medical Review Board (MRB), according to Department of Transportation information.
FMCSA is planning updates to physical qualification regulations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and the board will provide the necessary science-based guidance to establish realistic and responsible medical standards.
Those named include Gunnar Andersson, Rush University Medical Center; Michael Greenberg, Drexel University College of Medicine; Kurt Hegmann, University of Utah; Barbara Phillips, University of Kentucky College of Health; and Matthew Rizzo, University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Board members are appointed to a two-year term and are eligible for reappointment based on FMCSA’s needs at the time. Criteria for appointment includes medical expertise in a medical specialty, an understanding of research methods, knowledge of transportation medical issues, experience on panels that develop medical standards, a record of scientific collaboration, professional service, and experience developing teaching programs, according to DOT.
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