Bush Nominates Dr Ikram Khan to USIP Board of Directors

Washington, DC: President Bush has nominated Dr. Ikram U. Khan to be a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The nomination was made on March 3, 2008 and later sent to the United States Senate for confirmation.  On June 5, 2008 the Senate confirmed Dr. Khan's nomination. 
He will serve on the USIP Board along with other members nominated by the President.  Additionally, the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and President of National Defense University also serve on this Board.
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent nonpartisan institution, established and funded by the Congress.  Its goals are to prevent and resolve violent conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, increase peace-building capacity, tools and intellectual capital.
The Institute accomplishes these goals by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources and by engaging directly in peace-building efforts around the globe, most recently in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Columbia, Iraq, Kashmir, Liberia, the Korean Peninsula, Nepal, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Nigeria, Sudan, and Uganda.
Dr Ikram U. Khan is a distinguished Pakistani-American who has earned respect and honor for his community and public service and personal attainments. He is currently the president of Quality Care Consultants, LLC. In April 2008 he achieved status of “Fellow of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality” by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. Appointed by Gov Jim Gibbons to serve as Special Advisor on Healthcare, Dr Khan was named as one of the “Movers and Shakers” in Healthcare by the Las  Vegas Life magazine. He has received a large number of distinguished awards and served with no less distinction as President of APPNA and PAK PAC.



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