News for Immediate Release
June 11, 2014
Pittsburgh Physician Appointed to
Human Relations Commission
Harrisburg – Chairman Gerald S.
Robinson today announced the appointment of Dr. Radheshyam M. Agrawal, MD, to
the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
“Dr. Agrawal brings fresh perspective
and decades of dedicated public service to our work enforcing
non-discrimination laws and promoting equal opportunity,” Robinson said. “It is
crucial in this work that we listen to voices from across the state and from
diverse professional, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.”
Governor Corbett nominated Agrawal March
21, 2014, and the Senate unanimously confirmed him on June 3.
Agrawal, a Pittsburgh
gastroenterologist, is on the faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.
He has over 40 years’ experience as a practicing physician, researcher and
He has won numerous research grants and
honors in medicine, and is widely recognized for service to his profession and
Agrawal’s government appointments
include serving on the Pa. State Board of Medicine, the Federation of State
Medical Boards, the Asian American and Pacific Advisory Council for the Pa.
Attorney General’s Office, the Governor’s Advisory Commission for
Asian-American Affairs, the Health Care Advisory Board for the 110th
Congress, and the Pa. Medical Legal Advisory Board on Elderly Abuse and
Agrawal joins 10 other commissioners on
the independent, non-partisan Human Relations Commission, which promotes equal
opportunity and enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination. He will
complete the unfulfilled term of another commissioner and serve until a
successor is appointed.
Learn more about the commission at www.phrc.state.pa.us.
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