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AIDS Czar Named
26 February 2009 11:36 am
President Barack Obama today tapped Jeffrey Crowley to fill the top slot in the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).
The move comes amid growing concern that the United States does not have a national HIV/AIDS plan. Crowley, a public health specialist at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will coordinate HIV/AIDS policy both domestically and internationally. Between 1994 and 2000, Crowley worked at the National Association for People with AIDS, rising to a deputy executive director.
The director of ONAP, once given the elevated moniker of the “AIDS czar,” has lost cachet as of late—the Bush Administration did not even fill the post for the past 2 years.
"He’s a terrific choice for this job. He certainly comes with all the right background and experience, and on top of that he’s one of the hardest working people I’ve known in my life," says Georgetown University health policy expert Tim Westmoreland.