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Janet Woodcock
Janet Woodcock, M.D.
Director, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research

Janet Woodcock is Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of January 2015, Dr. Woodcock also assumed the role of Acting Director of CDER’s newly formed Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, (OPQ).

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Douglas Throckmorton
Douglas Throckmorton, M.D.
Deputy Center Director for Regulatory Programs

As Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, Dr. Throckmorton shares the responsibility for overseeing the regulation of research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription, over-the-counter, and generic drugs in the United States. He is committed to ensuring that the benefits of approved drugs outweigh their known risks. 

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Robert Temple
Robert Temple, M.D.
Deputy Center Director for Clinical Science

Robert Temple serves as CDER's Deputy Center Director for Clinical Science and also Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation I (ODE-I). He has served in this capacity since the office's establishment in 1995.  

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Richard Moscicki

Richard A. Moscicki, M.D.
Deputy Center Director for Science Operations

Richard (Rich) A. Moscicki (Mo-shis-ke), M.D., joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), as Deputy Center Director for Science Operations. A nationally recognized expert in clinical research and development, Dr. Moscicki brings to the position executive direction of Center operations and leadership in overseeing the development, implementation, and direction of CDER’s programs.

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Robert Guidos, J.D.
Robert J. Guidos, J.D.
Associate Director for Legislative Affairs

Robert Guidos, J.D., serves as Associate Director for Legislative Affairs. He manages CDER’s congressional relations and legislative policy portfolio (e.g., 21st Century Cures Initiative, Innovation for Healthier Americans, drug access, etc.), while engaging with key stakeholders and providing strategic advice to CDER’s Director and Executive Committee.

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Theresa Toigo
Theresa A. Toigo, MBA, RPh
Associate Director for Drug Safety Operations

Theresa (Terry) Toigo serves as CDER’s Associate Director for Drug Safety Operations. She is responsible for the management of significant and timely drug safety issues, as well as the creation and oversight of CDER processes for management of cross-office and cross-Center safety issues.

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Julie Dohm
Julie Dohm, J.D., Ph.D
Senior Science Advisor for Compounding

Julie Dohm serves as the Agency lead on compounding. She is responsible for the overall leadership of FDA’s compounding initiative. She leads compounding activities of multiple offices throughout the Agency, developing and managing teams to implement legislation, perform inspections, prepare enforcement actions, develop policy, and conduct outreach to stakeholders.

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ShaAvhree Buckman
ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Director, Office of Translational Sciences

ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP is the Director of CDER's Office of Translational Sciences (OTS). OTS is comprised of the Office of Biostatistics, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Office of Computational Science, Office of Study Integrity and Surveillance, provides oversight to CDER research involving human subjects, the CDER ORISE Program, as well as CDER regulatory science research. OTS is responsible for providing coordination for Critical Path initiatives across CDER in partnership with individual CDER offices.

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Mary Beth Clarke
Mary Beth Clarke
Director, Office of Executive Programs

As Director of the Office of Executive Programs, Mary Beth Clarke oversees a variety of Center-wide programs, including an executive project management staff, the Center’s executive secretariat function, the scientific advisory committee program, the Division of Training & Development, the office of the CDER ombudsman.

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Gerald Dal Pan
Gerald Dal Pan, M.D., M.H.S.
Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology

Gerald J. Dal Pan became the Director of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (known then as the Office of Drug Safety) in November 2005. Before that, he was the Director of the Division of Surveillance, Research, and Communication Support.

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Grail Sipes
Grail Sipes, JD
Director, Office of Regulatory Policy

Grail Sipes is the Director of CDER’s Office of Regulatory Policy (ORP), which is responsible for managing the development of new regulations and policies applicable to FDA’s regulation of human pharmaceuticals, including preparing responses to citizen petitions.

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John Jenkins
John Jenkins, M.D.
Director, Office of New Drugs

John Jenkins joined FDA as a medical officer in the Division of Oncology and Pulmonary Drug Products in 1992. He subsequently served as Pulmonary Medical Group Leader and Acting Division Director before being appointed as Director of the newly created Division of Pulmonary Drug Products in 1995.

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Melanie Keller
Melanie Keller, MBA
Director, Office of Management

Melanie Keller serves as the CDER Executive Officer and Director of CDER's Office of Management. She leads the Center’s administrative management operations, which includes nearly 5,000 employees and an annual budget over $1 billion comprised of a mix of congressional appropriations and multiple user fee programs.

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Theresa Mullin
 
Theresa M. Mullin, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Strategic Programs

Theresa M. Mullin directs strategic programs including business informatics for CDER. The Office of Strategic Programs plays a lead role in a number of CDER’s strategic initiatives and modernization efforts including development of benefit-risk and other decision support tools, the international program, data standardization, lean management, program analysis, informatics, and major user fee negotiations.

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Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, J.D., M.D.
Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, J.D., M.D.
Director, Office of Medical Policy

Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, J.D., M.D., serves as Director of CDER’s Office of Medical Policy (OMP). She leads the development, coordination, and implementation of medical policy programs and strategic initiatives. She works collaboratively with other CDER program areas, FDA centers, and stakeholders on enhancing policies to improve drug development and regulatory review processes.

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Thomas Cosgrove
Thomas Cosgrove, JD
Acting Director, Office of Compliance

As Acting Director of CDER’s Office of Compliance (OC), Thomas (Tom) Cosgrove, J.D., leads efforts to protect the American public from unsafe and ineffective drug products by ensuring that companies comply with federal standards for quality and safety.

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Christine Shreeve
Christine Shreeve
Director, Office of Communications

Christine Shreeve is Director of CDER’s Office of Communications (OCOMM). She oversees CDER’s public outreach and internal communications programs. Ms. Shreeve’s expertise includes communications strategy, strategic planning and evaluation, coalition building, policy analysis, communications program managements, writing, and media relations.

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Kathleen Uhl

Kathleen Uhl, M.D.
Director, Office of Generic Drugs

Kathleen (Cook) Uhl, M.D. serves as the Director for the Office of Generic Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. This office is responsible for the review and approval of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs).
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Michael Kopcha
Michael Kopcha, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality

Michael (Mike) Kopcha, Ph.D., R.Ph., serves as Director of the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. OPQ combines non-enforcement-related drug quality work into one super-office.

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Rosemary Roberts 
Rosemary Roberts, M.D.
Director, Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination Staff

Dr. Rosemary Roberts is the Director for the newly realigned Staff, renamed Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination Staff (CTECS) in the Office of the Center Director, as of September 2014. Prior to the realignment, Dr. Roberts was the Director of the Office of Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination (OCTEC) from September 2004 to September 2014. CTECS works with sponsors developing countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats prior to the pre-IND stage. In addition, CTECS is the FDA point of contact for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) which is maintained by the CDC. CTECS is also responsible for coordinating emergency preparedness and response for CDER.

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