Carlos Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Dr. Jaén was elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies in 2013.
He is also the former chairman of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the board that certifies the nation’s family physicians. He occupies the Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professorship in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and also is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Medicine.