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UW’s Bob Wolverton Elected Chairman of Regional Telehealth Board

May 9, 2011 — Bob Wolverton, instructional specialist with the UW College of Health Sciences' Center for Rural Health Research and Education, recently was elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC).

NRTRC provides information, education and technical assistance to telehealth networks in the Northwestern United States. There are 34 member networks that help healthcare providers, including physicians in Wyoming, to develop their capacity to provide expanded medical care to rural residents. Member states include Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Montana.

A UW employee since 2004, Wolverton has served as the organization's vice chairman for two years, headed its Business Development Committee and was a member of the Education Committee.

Directed by Rex Gantenbein, the Center for Rural Health Research and Education is an interdisciplinary center that advances research efforts in the UW College of Health Sciences that use computing and telecommunications technology to improve health care in rural areas.

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