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Dr. Clifford I. Johnson Selected as Director of CVM's OS&C

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2002 Volume XVII, No II

Dr. Clifford I. Johnson has been selected to fill the position as Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OS&C) in FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM.) He joined the Center on February 25, 2002.

During his more than 30-year career, Dr. Johnson has held significant positions in both the military and State government. He comes to CVM from his position as the Maryland State Public Health Veterinarian and Acting Chief, Center for Immunization. In that position, Dr. Johnson managed veterinary and immunization activities for the State of Maryland, and provided consultation services for twenty-four health officers/health commissioners and their staffs at the local health departments. He has led Maryland's Epidemiology and Disease Control Program, including providing guidance for the annual site reviews for each local health department.

Prior to that position, Dr. Johnson was Chief, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, as well as Director, Department of Defense Veterinary Services Activity, Assistant Surgeon General for Veterinary Services. Dr. Johnson served as senior veterinary consultant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Director, Defense Research and Engineering, and the Surgeons General, Army, Navy and Air Force. He served in the military at the general officer level as a Colonel.

Dr. Johnson received both his B.S. and D.V.M. degrees from Tuskegee University and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.