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January 19, 2017—Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, who currently serves as deputy administrator for innovation and quality, will serve as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Norris Cochran will be become acting secretary after the current CMS administrator and HHS secretary and other political appointees leave office on Friday, Jan. 20.

NIH Principal Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, will serve as acting director of the NIH after Francis Collins, MD, PhD, steps down as director on Jan. 20.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806