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McClellan was FDA commissioner from 2002 to 2004 and is now director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.
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Former FDA commissioner Mark McClellan comments on Trump's appointee to lead the agency

After Dr. Robert Califf stepped down from his position as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this year, President Donald Trump announced his new pick to head the agency—Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Gottlieb, a conservative, worked as a senior adviser to Dr. Mark McClellan when McClellan was FDA commissioner from 2002 to 2004. The Chronicle spoke with McClellan, now director of the new Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, about Gottlieb's nomination and his thoughts on rising drug prices and health care reform.


Dr. Robert Califf was FDA commissioner in President Obama's administration and is now a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
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Former FDA commissioner Robert Califf talks dangers of drug importation

Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democrats recently introduced a bill to Congress that would allow commercial importation of drugs into the U.S. In response, four former commissioners of the Food and Drug Administration have penned an open letter, urging Congress to consider the risks of allowing drugs to be imported. The letter's authors included Dr. Margaret Hamberg, Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach, Mark McClellan—current director of Duke’s Margolis Center for Health Policy—and Dr. Robert Califf—currently a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The Chronicle spoke with Califf, who served as commissioner from February 2016 to January 2017, about the letter and his views on the issue.


 
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Duke purchases 300 Swift apartment complex to house students during Crowell renovations

Crowell residents—including members of four independent houses and selective living groups Cooper House and Wayne Manor—will be relocated to the apartment complex on 300 Swift Avenue for the 2017-18 academic year, the University announced yesterday. Last month, Duke purchased for $50 million the 202-unit apartment complex, regarded as one of the more upscale buildings near campus and a popular choice for seniors living off-campus, to provide housing for those students who will be displaced during upcoming campus renovations to Crowell and Craven.


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The study found no evidence that using a Fitbit helped people increase the number of steps they walked.
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The study found no evidence that using a Fitbit helped people increase the number of steps they walked.


Duke awarded approximately 5,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at this year's commencement ceremony. 
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Duke awarded approximately 5,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at this year's commencement ceremony. 


Silver gave seniors advice on handling disappointment and other challenges. 
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Silver gave seniors advice on handling disappointment and other challenges. 


NBA commissioner Adam Silver shared lessons that he has learned throughout his career at the Class Day ceremony Friday. 
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver shared lessons that he has learned throughout his career at the Class Day ceremony Friday. 

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