Two Columbia Alumni to Federal Posts

New York City’s 41st Health Commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., MPH, was appointed as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by President Barack Obama on Friday. Dr. Frieden is an alumnus of Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons (‘86) and Mailman School of Public Health (‘85). Dr. Frieden becomes the second high ranking health official with a connection to the Mailman School of Public Health and New York City to be appointed by the Obama administration. Dr.Margaret Hamburg,a former Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health at Columbia (’91-97) and former New York City Health Commissioner was nominated by President Barack Obama earlier this week to be the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Click here for the Frieden Announcement from Columbia University

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One Response to Two Columbia Alumni to Federal Posts

  1. Marc Wernick says:

    Another Columbia/Mailman appointment:
    Sherry Glied, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

    http://www.researchamerica.org/app/webroot/blog/?tag=sherry-glied

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