WASHINGTON, DC November 17, 2006 LAWFUEL – Law News Network – …

WASHINGTON, DC November 17, 2006 LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Beltsville resident Steven R. Smith has been elected to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. board of directors.

Upon Mr. Smith’s confirmation at SCDAA’s annual meeting, Dr. Willarda V. Edwards SCDAA president and COO commented, “We welcome the talent, time and commitment a man of Steven Smith’s caliber brings to our national Board. SCDAA looks forward to working with Steve as we address the organization’s mission.”

A principal in the Washington, DC office of law firm Ober|Kaler, Mr. Smith practices health law focusing on hospital operational and regulatory matters, general corporate, and employment and labor law issues in a health care setting. Mr. Smith was formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Dimensions Health Corporation.

A 2001 graduate of Leadership Washington, Mr. Smith serves on the board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He regularly participates in Maryland State Bar and Prince George’s County Bar association activities.

Mr. Smith received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law (1980), and his B.A. from the University of Maryland (1977).

Established in 1971, SCDAA promotes research to find a universal cure for sickle cell disease while improving the quality of life for individuals and families where sickle cell related conditions exists.

Affecting an estimated 80,000 people in the U.S., sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder affecting the red blood cells. It is a lifelong condition that causes anemia and jaundice and can result in serious lung tissue damage, stroke, and debilitating body pain.

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Ober|Kaler is a national law firm providing integrated regulatory, transactional, and litigation services to financial, health care, construction, and other business organizations. The firm has more than 125 attorneys, and offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Falls Church.

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