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June 26, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writers
President Reagan selected the chief executive officer of the Mayo Foundation as chairman of an 11-member presidential commission that will make long-range policy recommendations on the AIDS epidemic, the White House announced Thursday. W. Eugene Mayberry, an endocrinologist at the Rochester, Minn.
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October 8, 1987 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Both the chairman and vice chairman of the presidential AIDS commission--reportedly unhappy about divisiveness among its members--resigned abruptly Wednesday, leaving the already embattled panel in turmoil. Dr. W. Eugene Mayberry, the outgoing chairman, who is chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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October 8, 1987 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Both the chairman and vice chairman of the presidential AIDS commission--reportedly unhappy about divisiveness among its members--resigned abruptly Wednesday, leaving the already embattled panel in turmoil. Dr. W. Eugene Mayberry, the outgoing chairman, who is chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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June 26, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writers
President Reagan selected the chief executive officer of the Mayo Foundation as chairman of an 11-member presidential commission that will make long-range policy recommendations on the AIDS epidemic, the White House announced Thursday. W. Eugene Mayberry, an endocrinologist at the Rochester, Minn.
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October 14, 1987
The new chairman of President Reagan's troubled AIDS advisory commission appointed a new executive director to lead the panel's professional staff. Retired Adm. James D. Watkins named Polly L. Gault, who served as staff director of the Senate subcommittee on education, arts and humanities, to do the staff hiring and direct the day-to-day operations of the AIDS commission. He said the appointment marks "a new stage of heightened productivity for the commission." Gault replaces Linda D.
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October 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Six groups asked a federal court Wednesday to put President Reagan's AIDS commission on legal hold until members are appointed who have experience dealing with the disease. However, the action filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Public Citizen Litigation Group and four organizations active in AIDS work was not expected to have any impact on commission meetings scheduled today and Friday.
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July 20, 1987 | United Press International
President Reagan is expected to include a homosexual on a list of appointees that this week will round out the membership of a high-level federal advisory commission on AIDS, Administration officials said today. The officials said Reagan has approved a list of 12 additional members for appointment to the commission he created by executive order last month. At the time, he named Mayo Clinic endocrinologist W. Eugene Mayberry as chairman.
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July 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A New York geneticist active in the gay rights movement has been named by President Reagan to a 13-member federal advisory commission on AIDS, Administration sources said Monday. The sources, speaking on condition that they not be named, identified the panelist as Dr. Frank Lilly, head of genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Lilly, who had not received official word of his appointment, said he thought it was important to have a homosexual on the federal panel.
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September 15, 1987 | From the Washington Post
The executive director of the President's advisory commission on AIDS was fired after panel members complained to the chairman, Dr. W. Eugene Mayberry, that a lack of leadership undermined the commission's first meeting here last week. Mayberry on Friday asked for the resignation of Linda B. Sheaffer, several weeks ago named chief staff member of the commission. She will return to her job as acting director of the federal Office of Organ Transplantation.
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November 10, 1987 | United Press International
President Reagan announced the appointment today of Beny J. Primm of New Rochelle, N.Y., and Kristine M. Gebbie of Portland, Ore., to his dissension-torn blue-ribbon commission on AIDS. Moving to bring the panel back to full strength after the resignations of its two top officers, Reagan named Primm to fill the vacancy of Chairman W. Eugene Mayberry and Gebbie to succeed Vice Chairman Woodrow A. Myers Jr.
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June 25, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan today named Dr. W. Eugene Mayberry, chairman of the Mayo Clinic's board of governors, as head of a new 11-member national commission on AIDS that will not seek out homosexuals as members. Mayberry is a specialist in endocrinology but has not been involved in research on acquired immune deficiency syndrome, said presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater.
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September 9, 1987 | United Press International
Health and Human Services Secretary Otis R. Bowen opened the presidential AIDS commission's first meeting today by defending federal efforts to stem the epidemic and calling criticism "counterproductive and mean-spirited." Bowen said that the government has been in the fight against acquired immune deficiency syndrome since it was first recognized in 1981 and that "we intend to remain in it until the final moment of triumph."
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