Senate Confirms Deborah Birx As New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

“The Senate [on Wednesday] confirmed the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx, filling the post to lead the world’s largest health program with a career physician researcher who has headed two previous international AIDS programs. Dr. Deborah Birx comes to the post from CDC’s Global AIDS Program and previously led the United States Military HIV Research Program,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. Birx will head PEPFAR as the first woman to fill the role of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the blog notes (Barton, 4/2).