CHRB Announces its New Officers for 2011/2012
The Commonwealth Health Research Board [CHRB] today announced its new officers
for 2011/2012. Dr. Robert S. Call has been reelected to the position of Chairman and Dr. George
E. Broman has been reelected to the position of Vice Chairman.
Dr. Call received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the
University of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Call also completed an Allergy Fellowship and served as an instructor in
medicine at the University of Virginia. He currently practices Allergy and Immunology and Internal Medicine in Richmond,
Virginia. Dr. Call also owns Commonwealth Clinical Research Specialists, a company that
has performed phase II and III clinical trials on a variety of pharmaceuticals
for the last 10 years. Dr. Call is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Richmond Academy of Medicine and currently serves as President of the Allergy & Asthma Society of Virginia.
Dr. Broman received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from Washington
University in St. Louis. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1963 to 1965. Dr. Broman served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2000 to 2003 serving
the 30th District to include the Counties of Culpeper, Green [part], Madison
and Orange. While in the legislature, he served on the following committees: Counties, Cities and Towns; Health, Welfare and Institutions; Agriculture; Labor
and Commerce; and Finance. Dr. Broman is a past President of the Medical Society of Virginia and currently
serves as a member of the American Medical Association, Virginia Surgical
Society and the Southeastern Surgical Society.
Dr. Call was initially appointed to the CHRB by Governor Warner in April 2005 to
serve a term of five years ending March 31, 2010. Dr. Call was reappointed to the CHRB by Governor McDonnell for a term of five
years ending March 31, 2015. Dr. Broman was initially appointed to the CHRB by the Joint Rules Committee in
April 2005 to serve a term of five years ending March 31, 2010. Dr. Broman was reappointed to the CHRB by the Joint Rules Committee for a term
of five years ending March 31, 2015.
The Board was established in 1997 by the Virginia General Assembly using funds
provided from the conversion of Trigon from a mutual company to a stock
company. The Board awards grants for traditional medical and biomedical research as well
as research related to health services and the delivery of health care. Since its inception in 1999 the CHRB has funded 141 research grants totaling
approximately $10.7 million.