President Donald Trump plans toÂ nominateÂ Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical companyÂ ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and as director of the defense science office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
He also workedÂ asÂ chief medical officer at Children’s Health in Dallas, CEO of Health Science and Biosecurity Partners, managing director atÂ Kirchner Group, strategic adviser at TMCx Accelerator and a partner atÂ TransBio Ventures.
GiroirÂ serves as a scientific advisory board member at the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Cancer Moonshots Program and A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan as well as chair of the Veterans Choice Act Blue Ribbon Panel to Review and Assess the Veterans Health System.
He also teachesÂ pediatrics, tropical medicine and medical ethics and health policy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
This story was originally published on April 25, 2017.