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Health Care Executive, Scholar and Vice Chancellor from UCLA, Dr. A. Eugene Washington, Appointed to Johnson & Johnson Board of



 Health Care Executive, Scholar and Vice Chancellor from UCLA, Dr. A. Eugene
        Washington, Appointed to Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors

PR Newswire

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 9, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. A. Eugene Washington,
M.D., M.Sc., who holds several prominent health care executive positions
affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been
appointed to the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), the
world's most comprehensive and broadly based health care products company. 

Dr. Washington serves as Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as well as Chief Executive Officer of
the UCLA Health System. He is also a distinguished professor of Gynecology and
Health Policy at UCLA.  Over his career, he has been published extensively and
built an international reputation as a clinical investigator and health policy
scholar.

"Gene has dedicated his life to improving health care as a practitioner,
researcher, teacher, administrator, and policy advisor.  He brings our Board
valuable leadership and insight into analyzing health care policy, assessing
medical technologies, and sharing forward-looking perspectives on the role we
can play in addressing the world's health care challenges," said Bill Weldon,
Chairman of Johnson & Johnson. "He is a welcome addition to the Board, and we
look forward to working with him."

Dr. Washington joined UCLA in 2010 and before that he had a long and
distinguished career at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF),
where he served as executive vice chancellor, provost and professor of
gynecology, epidemiology and health policy.  While at UCSF, he also co-founded
and served as director of the university's Medical Effectiveness Research
Center for Diverse Populations, and also co-founded and served as the first
director of the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center. 

Dr. Washington currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of the
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, a national research organization
authorized by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  He is also
a member of the Board of Directors of the California Wellness Foundation.

A 1976 graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine, he completed graduate studies
at both UC Berkeley and Harvard schools of public health and residency
training at Stanford University.

SOURCE Johnson & Johnson

Website: http://www.jnj.com
Contact: Bill Price, +1-732-524-6623 (work), +1-732-668-3735 (mobile), or Al
Wasilewski, +1-732-524-1130 (work), +1-732-447-5918 (mobile)
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