Former Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Howard Koh, 57, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be HHS assistant secretary for health. Koh, an associate dean for public health practice and director of the division of public health practice at the Harvard School of Public Health, would oversee major health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. He would also serve as the leading health adviser to the HHS secretary; Kathleen Sebelius is awaiting confirmation for that post and is scheduled to appear at related congressional hearings this week.
Late News: Koh named to be assistant secretary for health
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