The FDA officially has a new Commissioner. The Senate quietly…very quietly…confirmed Dr. Margaret Hamburg as the new Agency head.
Dr. Hamburg was the youngest New York Health Commissioner and has had several decades of experience in public health, bio-terrorism and communicable disease prevention. Like President Obama, she is a Harvard alum and is of mixed race ancestry. She serves on the Board of Sidwell Friends, where the Obama’s send their daughters.
Hopefully, Dr. Hamburg is up to the challenge of leading such a large and complex agency. God knows the agency could use her – the FDA desperately needs consistent leadership.