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Twelve-year FDA veteran Susan Alpert, MD/PhD, assumes role of CFSAN Director for Food Safety, effective Oct. 25. Since 1993, Alpert has served as director of the Center for Devices & Radiological Health Office of Device Evaluation, overseeing the agency review of all medical devices. A pediatrician with a background in infectious diseases and microbiology, she previously worked as a supervisory medical officer in CDER. She succeeds Morris Potter, who is leaving CFSAN to become executive director of the International Life Sciences Institute and ILSI North America. In her new role, Alpert will report directly to CFSAN Director Joseph Levitt, who also came over from CDRH in February 1998 (1"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 19, 1998, p. 14)

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