[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 18.204.227.250. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Health Agencies Update
May 28, 2008

FDA Chief Scientist

JAMA. 2008;299(20):2379. doi:10.1001/jama.299.20.2379-b

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has appointed Frank M. Torti, MD, MPH, to be the agency's first chief scientist.

Congress created the position in 2007 to help shore up the FDA's scientific integrity, which has been called into question by agency panels and outsiders who cite inadequate resources and undue industry influence at the agency. Torti will help launch an FDA fellowship program and his office will be charged with ensuring the quality of the agency's scientific activities.

×