FDA's New Chief Of Staff Is Former CDRH Policy Head Silvis
US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has appointed Lauren Silvis as his chief of staff. Silvis has been acting in the role for a few months, following a two-year stint as deputy director of the device center.
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Lauren Silvis will leave her post as chief of staff at the US FDA in the next several weeks, when she will be replaced by associate commissioner for strategic initiatives and external affairs Keagan Lenihan.
Rachel Sherman takes over a position that has not been filled permanently since Josh Sharfstein left in 2011.
Former Sidley Austin partner brings a wealth of experience in drug product liability litigation and federal preemption. She replaces agency veteran Elizabeth Dickinson, who will stay on as senior deputy to the chief counsel.