NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) supports the confirmation of Scott Gottlieb, MD as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb's record of service and accomplishments make him uniquely positioned to lead the FDA. As a resident of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), his studies focused on the FDA, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, health reform and trends in medicine, including new innovations and technologies. At New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Gottlieb serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Under President George W. Bush, he served as FDA's Deputy Commissioner. Importantly, Dr. Gottlieb understands the need to ensure that diverse populations are appropriately represented in clinical trials research, thus ensuring broad applicability of outcomes to those populations of patients requiring treatment. Based on our knowledge of Dr. Gottlieb, we find him to be a thoughtful leader who carefully evaluates all issues before him. We ask the Senate to immediately confirm Dr. Gottlieb as Commissioner of the FDA.
The ABC is a nonprofit organization with a membership of 1,700 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease. Since 1974 the Association has heralded the cardiovascular health of Blacks and traditionally under-represented people in the United States. The Association's deep roots in the community are anchored by the Seven Steps to a Healthy Heart program focusing on the daily practice of cardiovascular risk factor control. The Association's education initiatives are further enriched through continuing medical education and clinical research. The Association has always advocated for better health care for all embodied in the tagline: Saving the hearts and minds of a diverse America.
Contact: Cassandra McCullough, MBA
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