Tommy Thompson, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS), has lost two top advisors, Eve Slater, MD, assistant secretary for
health, and Bobby Jindal, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation.
Both resigned in February to "pursue other opportunities" according
to press releases. Thompson did not make himself available for comment.
Slater had been the top physician advisor in the DHHS, charged with
overseeing the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and other agencies.
Vastag B. Top Advisors Leave DHHS. JAMA. 2003;289(11):1368. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1368-a