Namandjé Bumpus (L) and Hilary Marston

FDA adds some fresh se­nior lead­er­ship with new chief sci­en­tist, chief med­ical of­fi­cer

While the FDA is typ­i­cal­ly known for its ever-ex­pand­ing hir­ing needs, thanks to an in­dus­try where top sci­en­tists can make dou­ble or triple in the pri­vate in­dus­try ver­sus the FDA, com­mis­sion­er Rob Califf on Thurs­day an­nounced two new lead­ers at the agency.

Johns Hop­kins’ Na­mand­jé Bum­pus will be the FDA’s new chief sci­en­tist, re­plac­ing Denise Hin­ton, who moved on in Oc­to­ber 2021 to ad­vise and sup­port the US Sur­geon Gen­er­al, and Hi­lary Marston, a White House se­nior pol­i­cy ad­vi­sor on Covid-19, will take over as chief med­ical of­fi­cer, which was a role pre­vi­ous­ly held by Janet Wood­cock.

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