For Immediate Release: 2.24.21
Friends of the National Library of Medicine Announce New Board Members
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome two new Directors, Christopher J. Shaffer, MS and Christopher C. Winchester, D.Phil.
“Both Mr. Shaffer and Dr. Winchester’s extensive experience and knowledge in health sciences and health communications will be invaluable to the FNLM as we move forward with many new and strategic initiatives,” said Glen P. Campbell, FNLM Chair of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
Chris Shaffer joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as University Librarian, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information
Chris Winchester is CEO of Oxford PharmaGenesis, an award-winning HealthScience communications consultancy that helps its clients in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, patient groups and academia to communicate medical evidence effectively. Oxford PharmaGenesis has over 350 employees in offices in Oxford, London, Cardiff, Cambridge, Basel, Melbourne and Philadelphia. Chris studied Biochemistry at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, leaving with a DPhil in 1997. He has led observational studies, systematic reviews of observational studies and Delphi consensus development processes that have been published in journals such Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Chest and Gut. Chris is Co-founder of Open Pharma, which aims to advance the publishing of research funded by the pharmaceutical industry. He is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Director of Oxford Health Policy Forum, and a past Chair of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. He is proud of the partnership between Oxford PharmaGenesis and Evidence Aid, a global charity headquartered in Oxford that advocates an evidence-based approach to emergency relief and humanitarian assistance.
The Friends organization was formed in 1986 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to promote, publicize, and support the Library. FNLM is a coalition of individuals, medical associations and societies, hospitals, health science libraries, corporations, and foundations, dedicated to increasing public awareness and use of the NLM, as well as to support its many programs in research, education, and public service. FNLM’s Board of Directors oversee the strategic planning, fundraising and programmatic activities of the organization. For more information, please visit: www.fnlm.org