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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson Names Jerome M. Hauer to New Assistant Secretary Post

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Jerome M. Hauer, MPH

On June 28, HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced the appointment of Jerome M. Hauer, MPH, as acting assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness. The position was created when President Bush signed the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 on June 12. Hauer had been serving as the director of the HHS's Office of Public Health Preparedness since May 3, when he took over for D.A. Henderson. Dr. Henderson had completed a 6-month term while the office was being developed and …

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