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January 12, 2009

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FDA Announces Two Appointments
Lou Valdez named Associate Commissioner for International Programs
Lori Davis named Chief Information Officer

Commissioner of Food and Drugs Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., today announced the appointments of Lou Valdez as associate commissioner for international programs, and of Lori Davis as chief information officer.

"At a time when the FDA is strengthening its presence in multiple regions around the world, and implementing state-of-the-art information technology systems, Lou Valdez and Lori Davis bring experience, dedication and leadership that will contribute significantly to the Agency's mission of protecting and promoting the public health," said Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.

In 2008 the FDA opened offices in China and implemented plans for additional offices in India, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The agency also commenced a multi-year information technology modernization program. Both are critical for import protection, food protection and medical product safety.

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