ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

FDA announces three appointments

September 8, 2004 7:00 AM UTC

FDA announced the appointments of Sheila Dearybury Walcoff as associate FDA commissioner for external relations and Nancy Bradish Myers as special assistant and senior strategic advisor to Acting Deputy Commissioner for Operations Janet Woodcock. The agency also promoted Rosemary Roberts from deputy director to director of FDA's Office of Counter-Terrorism and Pediatric Drug Development (OCTAP).

Walcoff replaces Peter Pitts, who resigned in June. Walcoff's responsibilities will include supervising FDA's Office of Public Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of Special Health Issues, and the Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff. Walcoff most recently was a senior associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, where she focused on healthcare issues, including Medicare reimbursement. Walcoff also was majority counsel for the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1998 to 1999. ...