But Praising Her Never Gets Old

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  • 10/02/2007
She works hard with nary a word of praise, takes a lot of abuse and shoulders a heavy burden without complaint (mostly). So permit us to gush for a moment.

From the FDA web site ...

FDA's Dr. Janet Woodcock Honored by Alliance for Aging Research for Improving Healthy Aging

Named Indispensable Person of the Year for Health Research

The Alliance for Aging Research has chosen Janet Woodcock, M.D., FDA's deputy commissioner and chief medical officer, as the Indispensable Person of the Year for Health Research, for effective, innovative and ethical leadership.

Dr. Woodcock leads FDA's Critical Path Initiative, which is designed to improve the scientific bases for developing, evaluating, and manufacturing FDA-regulated products. In addition, she serves as the point person for a team of FDA scientists and policymakers who have been working on strategies to improve drug safety monitoring and the development pathway for treatments of disorders such as Alzheimer's disease that are associated with aging.

The Alliance presented the awards at its 14th Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner earlier this month in Washington, DC.

A prominent FDA scientist and executive, Dr. Woodcock has received numerous awards, including a Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award and other scientific awards, as well as six Special Citations from FDA Commissioners.

The Alliance is a nonprofit organization that promotes scientific and medical research for healthier aging.

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparities, extend life and make health care more affordable, preventive and patient-centered. CMPI also provides the public, policymakers and the media a reliable source of independent scientific analysis on issues ranging from personalized medicine, food and drug safety, health care reform and comparative effectiveness.

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