September 10, 2004

Contact:          Luke Frank, Senior Public Affairs Representative, 505/272-3679

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE - The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), an independent national organization that provides standards for prescription and nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements and health care products, recently appointed Ellen Cosgrove, M.D., FACP, to its 2005-2010 Nominating Committee for Officers & Trustees.

Cosgrove, Senior Associate Dean for Education for UNM's School of Medicine, is one of five members who will seek and nominate national candidates for the upcoming Board of Trustees at the USP Convention in 2005. Her appointment was based on her knowledge of individuals in the health care community and her understanding of USP's unique role in health care standards, according to USP Secretary Joseph Valentino.