NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate yesterday confirmed Margaret Hamburg, a biothreat expert with experience running a large organization in New York, and with studying pathogens at the National Institutes of Health, to take over as commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration.

Department of Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius in a statement called Hamburg "an inspiring public health leader with broad experience in infectious disease, bioterrorism, and health policy. "Her expertise and judgment will serve FDA well," Sebelius said.

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