Hamburg Climbs Onboard Institute of Medicine as Foreign Policy Advisor

April 13, 2015

Former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg has been named foreign secretary of the Institute of Medicine.

In the part-time position, she will advise the IOM president and council on international matters and act as liaison to foreign medicine and science academies. Her term is effective through June 30, 2019.

Hamburg resigned as FDA commissioner in late March after six years at the helm. During that time, she established FDA satellite offices in India, China and other foreign outposts in an effort to improve oversight of local manufacturing and ensure the quality of drugs reaching U.S. patients. — Jonathon Shacat