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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Council Chair Turner Announces New Board of Health Consultant

Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner (D) – District 4, today announced the appointment of Terrence M. Fullum, MD, MBA, to serve as the Council’s new Board of Health Consultant and Liaison.  

Dr. Fullum, a Howard University College of Medicine Professor of Surgery, also serves as Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Chief of the General Surgery, and Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery divisions at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Fullum holds a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration from Howard University.

Council Chair Turner says Dr. Fullum will be a tremendous asset for the Board of Health. 

“Access to quality health care, health promotion and disease prevention are priority concerns for the Prince George’s County Council, in its role as the Board of Health, and for our residents.  The Council is pleased that Dr. Fullum will support the work of the Board of Health, as its consultant.  Dr. Fullum’s experience and expertise as a physician, surgeon and hospital executive will be an invaluable resource to help advance public health policies and improve Quality of Life for our residents.”

As Board of Health consultant, Dr. Fullum will advise the Board of Health, on public health matters and provide subject matter expertise on current issues in the healthcare industry. He will also serve as a member of and primary liaison for the Prince George’s County Board of Health on the University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UMCRH) Board.

Dr. Fullum will provide research and analysis as it pertains to the main health indicators and the delivery of healthcare services in the County; coordinate and facilitate Board of Health sessions, and relevant Council Committees to further the County’s healthcare policies and initiatives; provide input and assistance to the Board of Health and County Health Officials in developing, executing, monitoring and updating County health and medical facility plans, and increasing the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Prince George’s County.

Dr. Fullum replaces Joseph Wright, MD MPH, who served as Board of Health consultant from 2011 to 2018. Dr. Wright assumed the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for UMCRH last year.

 

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