Four names have reportedly been submitted to HHS Secretary Sullivan, with current favorite choice said to be Leon Rosenberg, MD, dean of the Yale University School of Medicine. Rosenberg, 57, has been at Yale since 1965, and dean since 1984. He previously was a National Cancer Institute researcher. Other names on the list are David Korn, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine dean; Samuel Thier, MD, Institute of Medicine president; and William Danforth, MD, Washington University/St. Louis Chancellor. Danforth has repeatedly denied interest is the position, while Thier has said he is "not a candidate".
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