By Matt ZwolinskiPresident Trump has appointed Mark Greenstein, a Republican who once served as a Republican senator and now serves as a professor of law at the University of Michigan, to serve as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Greenstein, 57, previously served as an attorney for the Trump Organization and has also represented the Trump Foundation, the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New York.
Greenfield, who was a deputy secretary at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the George W. Bush administration, was appointed director of NIH in January 2017.
He was previously a deputy assistant secretary at NIH.
He will be the third director of a federal agency under Trump to serve for less than three years, joining Dr. Mark Rosekind, a scientist who served as the director of Medicare from 2005 to 2010, and Dr. Daniel J. Frieden, a pediatrician and infectious disease specialist.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the acting director of CDC, will replace Greenstein at the NIH.
The nomination was first reported by the Associated Press on Thursday.
Greengrass was previously deputy director of HHS and a physician at the Johns Hopkins University Health System.
He served as deputy administrator of HHS under President George W.
“Bannon said in a statement on Thursday that he was deeply honored to be selected to lead NIH.”
Greenstein served in the U.S. Senate for 11 years. “
I will also be focused on protecting the nation’s intellectual property and ensuring that our scientists, engineers and clinicians are protected and able to innovate.”
Greenstein served in the U.S. Senate for 11 years.
In that time, he represented the state of Michigan in the Senate and worked as a physician on Medicare and Medicaid.
He was the president of MichiganCare in 1999 and has worked in private practice in Michigan.