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Satcher Tapped for Top Health Posts

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Science  19 Sep 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5333, pp. 1755
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5333.1755a

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The White House last week nominated David Satcher, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, for two top health policy posts: Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) in the Department of Health and Human Services. As surgeon general he will have a bully pulpit for highlighting public health issues, while as ASH, he will be in a position to help shape biomedical research policy.