President Barack Obama nominated Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Califf was a Duke University researcher who joined the agency earlier this year.
According to a Bloomberg article, the Obama administration made the announcement Tuesday in a statement listing nominees for key administration posts. Since January, the article said, Califf has been deputy FDA commissioner for medical products and tobacco. Before that, he was founding director of Duke’s Clinical Research Institute. Califf’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.
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