The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Nicole Lurie, M.D., as HHS' next assistant secretary for preparedness and response. Most recently, Lurie, 56, served as co-director of the Rand Corp. Center for Domestic and International Security, senior natural scientist and professor of policy analysis at Rand Corp. According to a news release from HHS, Lurie has spent the past several years working with HHS, the Veterans Affairs Department and local health departments on pandemic flu preparedness and other public health issues. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for both her undergraduate and medical school, and completed both her residency and master's degree in public health at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar.Submit a letter to the Modern Physician Reader Blog. Please include your name, title, company and hometown. Modern Physician reserves the right to edit all submissions.
HHS taps Nicole Lurie for preparedness, response role
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