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FDA elevates chief scientist Bumpus to the number two role

November 30, 2023


Bumpus is heading for the number two position at the FDA – second only to Commissioner Robert Califf, who announced the appointment on X (formerly Twitter) – just over a year after she joined the agency.

“As principal deputy commissioner, Namandjé will work closely with FDA leadership to develop, advance, and implement key public health initiatives, as well as to oversee the agency’s day-to-day functions,” said Califf in an email to staff.

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