Gillette named to state board by governor

By Staff

Shannon Elizabeth Gillette, a coordinator at the Department of Pediatrics at CU Denver, has been named to the Sickle-Cell Anemia Board by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The Governor’s Advisory Board on Sickle-Cell Anemia consults with and provides direction to staff and faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center, on the establishment of programs and research initiatives for the care and treatment of persons suffering from sickle-cell anemia.

The Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center was established in 1974 by Executive Order of the Colorado Legislature. The board is composed of 11 members representing hospitals, voluntary agencies interested in sickle-cell anemia, medical specialists in sickle-cell anemia patient care, and the general public.

Gillette will serve as a member of the public; her term will expire Jan. 31, 2018.