Population Council’s Patricia C. Vaughan Joins Board of Directors of the African Population and Health Research Center
NEW YORK, NY (19 December 2012) — Population Council general counsel and secretary Patricia C. Vaughan was elected to the board of directors of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), effective 1 January 2013.
"We are delighted to welcome Pat Vaughan to the APHRC's board," said Dr. Alex Ezeh, APHRC executive director. "Pat's international law experience, her knowledge of global population, health, and development issues, and her skills as a negotiator make her a valuable and very welcome addition to our board."
The APHRC brings together African scholars to conduct research on population, health, and education and enhance the use of research findings to formulate policies and improve programs in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1995, the Population Council established the APHRC as a Population Policy Research Fellowship program, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2001, it became an autonomous institution with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Vaughan brings to the APHRC extensive experience managing the Population Council's legal affairs and business relationships. She helps to ensure that Population Council research adheres to ethical standards and complies with applicable laws and regulations. Her substantive areas of practice include intellectual property, licensing, contracts, employment, research integrity, not-for-profit, international, and corporate governance.
"I'm very pleased to join the board of the APHRC," said Vaughan. "The Population Council and the APHRC share a commitment to excellence, ethics, innovation, and improving the lives of people, and I look forward to helping advance the goals of the Center with this new appointment."
Vaughan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct lecturer at the State University of New York at Purchase. She is a member of the board of directors of Literacy Volunteers of Westchester and Rockland Counties, New York, and a trustee of the South Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Maplewood, New Jersey. She received her A.B. from Princeton University in public and international affairs and her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Before joining the Council, Vaughan was in private practice and served as the general counsel of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.
Vaughan joins 11 other men and women from seven countries—experts in medicine, statistics, pediatrics, international law, population, microfinance, economics, and public health—who are directors of the APHRC.
A complete list of the APHRC's board of directors is available at: http://www.aphrc.org/insidepage/profiles.php?cid=7&o_ordered=title.
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