People In Brief
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Winckler heads FDLI: The Food and Drug Law Institute names Susan Winckler, a former FDA chief of staff, as its president and CEO. Effective Nov. 6, Winckler replaced James Kelly, who announced his departure at the end of the summer. Winckler, a pharmacist and attorney who also has been VP of policy and communications and staff counsel for the American Pharmacists Association, joined FDA as director for policy communications in September 2006 under former Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach, coordinating staff activities in the Office of the Commissioner and serving as the principal liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. In January 2007 she took on a stronger formal role in FDA's newly created Office of the Chief of Staff, where she served as the main point of contact between the agency's centers and offices and the commissioner. Winckler left FDA in June after Commissioner Margaret Hamburg began appointing her own executive staff (1"The Tan Sheet" July 27, 2009)
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