President Barack Obama nominated primary-care physician Yvette Roubideaux to head the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux, 46, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, has focused primarily on diabetes and chronic illness among American Indians and Alaska Natives, as well as the national policies that affect them. She previously worked as a medical officer and clinical director on the San Carlos Indian Reservation and in the Gila River Indian Community. If approved by the Senate, she will replace IHS Director Robert McSwain, who is leaving the department.
On the Move: Roubideaux nominated to run IHS
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