The Institute of Medicine has tapped Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to serve as its next foreign secretary.
Hamburg stepped down from the FDA last month after nearly six years at the agency. In the new part-time role, she will serve as a senior adviser on international matters to the IOM president and council, as well as a liaison to other countries' academies of medicine and science. A part of the National Academy of Sciences, the IOM provides independent advice to policymakers, health professionals, businesses and the public.
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, served as the IOM's previous foreign secretary for the past eight-and-a-half years