Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cynthia Grubbs, JD, RN Named New DPDB Director

Cynthia Grubbs, R.N., J.D. has been appointed the Director of the Division of Practitioner Data Banks (DPDB). Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Grubbs was Deputy Program Manager and Senior Policy Analyst for SRA International. She was the lead policy expert for SRA’s National Practitioner Data Bank-Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank project team. Ms. Grubbs has also held several prior roles with the NPDB and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

In addition to her work with SRA and HRSA, Ms. Grubbs has worked as a staff attorney practicing in the medical malpractice and personal injury fields and has over 8 years of experience as a Registered Nurse.

Ms. Grubbs replaces Acting Director Mark Pincus, who will remain with HRSA.

Ms. Grubbs has been valuable in providing education to NAMSS' members on the NPDB. She presented a webinar on the NPDB's Section 1921 changes this past winter, and is scheduled to present at the NAMSS Annual Conference in October. NAMSS would like to congratulate Ms. Grubbs on her recent appointment.

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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