Lauren Silvis To Depart US FDA, Adding To High-Level String Of Agency Turnover In 2019
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.
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