Myron Genel, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, has been appointed by Mike Leavitt, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. The committee provides recommendations for the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects. Genel served for 19 years as associate dean and director of the School of Medicine’s office of government and community affairs. He is a former chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Council of Academic Societies and the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association.