Milo Puhan, director of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Prevention Institute
(www.ebpi.uzh.ch) of the University of Zurich, was elected by the Research Council
as president of the Steering Committee of the National Research Program 74 "Smarter Health Care" (http://www.nfp74.ch/en). NRP 74 is promoting innovative health services research that will help to tackle the practical challenges of caring for the chronically ill in Switzerland. In addition, NRP 74 is contributing to improve the usability of health data and create a strong community of health services researchers that conducts world-leading research in this area. NRP 74 is operating with an overall budget of CHF 20 million and will run for five years.