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‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Global Health-, Science-Related Developments During Trump Administration’s Transition

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Transition 2017: PEPFAR and Global Health, NIH leaders remain in place for now
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the Trump administration’s retention of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx and NIH Director Francis Collins, at least temporarily. “The announcement was welcomed by global HIV research and response advocates, as well as domestic nonprofit patient and research advocacy organizations who had urged the incoming administration not to allow the momentum spurred by the leaders to be interrupted,” Barton notes. Barton also discusses hearings for Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson and HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price, as well as President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City policy (1/23).