January 15, 2003

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Hopkins' Emergency Medicine Administrator Appointed to State Committee 

James J. Scheulen, administrator of Johns Hopkins Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine, has been appointed to Maryland's Statewide Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMSAC).

SEMSAC is a group of professionals representing all aspects of emergency care, including pre-hospital providers, hospital representatives, physicians, nurses and other emergency personnel. It serves as an advisor to the state's Emergency Medical Systems Board (EMS), which sets emergency medicine policies for Maryland.

Scheulen will serve as the Maryland Hospital Association's representative on SEMSAC.

In addition to being administrator of Hopkins' Department of Emergency Medicine, Scheulen also is the administrator for The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), which serves as the command center for planning for and responding to a catastrophe, particularly involving bioterrorism or a nuclear or chemical attack.



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