In Brief: FDA OHIP director
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
FDA OHIP director: Lireka Joseph begins serving Aug. 11 as director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's Office of Health and Industry Programs. Joseph started her FDA career in 1979 as a medical radiation specialist in the agency's Bureau of Radiological Health and has held various posts in the center's Office of Training and Assistance (OHIP's predecessor), including assistant to the director and acting deputy director. For the past two years, Joseph has served in FDA's Office of the Commissioner as special assistant to the deputy commissioner for operations. She replaces CDRH Deputy Director for Regulations and Policy Joseph Levitt, who has been interim OHIP director since the retirement of former OHIP Director Jim Morrison. In addition, OHIP Division of Device User Programs and Systems Analysis Director Carol Vetter is slated to retire Sept. 31. Vetter's position has been filled for several months on a rotating detail basis by various CDRH staffers, which will continue until a permanent division director is named...
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