Senate HELP Unanimously Approves Dr. Robert Califf's Nomination to be FDA Commissioner

January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 12, 2016 -The COPD Foundation (COPDF) would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Califf on the unanimous approval of his nomination for FDA commissioner by the Senate HELP Committee. COPDF thanks Chariman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, and the committee for moving the nomination process to the full Senate, and encourages the immediate confirmation of Dr. Califf for the position.

A seasoned leader, the COPD Foundation believes Dr. Califf will effectively serve patient communities across the country while improving the FDA’s drug approval process. His extensive experience will serve as a significant resource in strengthening the stakeholder and patient relationship. The Foundation has joined 50 healthcare organizations urging his immediate confirmation by the Senate.