HarborPath Appoints Hyman B. Muss, MD to its Board of Directors
Columbia, SC – March 27, 2015 HarborPath, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting low-income, uninsured people living with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C gain access to their entire regimen of prescription medications at no cost through a streamlined online portal, has appointed Hyman B. Muss, MD to its Board of Directors. Dr. Muss is a Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Oncology, and the Director of the Geriatric Oncology Program at the UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Program.
“Dr. Muss is an experienced clinician-scientist who has dedicated himself to care of patients to help them live longer and healthier with life-threatening diseases, such as cancer,” said Ken Trogdon, Jr., President of HarborPath. “His knowledge and expertise will bring valuable insight to our portal as we continue to work towards meeting the medication needs of uninsured individuals.”
Dr. Muss has research expertise in breast cancer as well as geriatric oncology, with a specific focus on interventions that can improve the care of older cancer patients. He has developed and been the principal investigator of multiple clinical and translational trials, and has a particular interest in the management of breast cancer in older women. He was the lead author of a CALGB trial and seminal NEJM article that compared standard with oral chemotherapy in older women with early stage breast cancer. In addition, he currently co-chairs the CALGB (now Alliance) Committee on Cancer in the Elderly. He also serves as the mentor for medical students, medicine residents, and oncology fellows as well as junior faculty.
Previously, Dr. Muss has been co-chair of the Breast Committee for the CALGB, Chair and a member of the board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the ASCO
Foundation. He has been awarded the B.J. Kennedy Award in Geriatric Oncology by ASCO and the Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction for his work in breast cancer and Geriatric Oncology. He has also served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal.
“HarborPath provides an invaluable service to the uninsured people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, and I am pleased to be joining the board and to be helping improve access to medications for these vulnerable populations,” said Dr. Muss.
HarborPath is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting low-income, uninsured people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C gain access to their entire regimen of brand-name prescription medications at no cost through a single portal. For more information, visit www.harborpath.org.
Mike Beyer Sam Brown Inc. PR for HarborPath
Ken Trogdon, Jr.