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NACCHO Annual 2010 Banner Register Exhibit/Sponsor Home Attend
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Michael R. Taylor, JD

Michael R. Taylor, JD Deputy Commissioner for Foods
U.S. Food and Drug Administration , MD

Michael R. Taylor, JD, was named Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on January 3, 2010. He is the first individual to hold the position, which was created along with a new Office of Foods in August 2009 to elevate the leadership and management FDA?s Foods Program. Mr. Taylor is a nationally recognized food safety expert, having served in high-level positions at FDA and USDA, as a research professor in academia, and on several National Academy of Sciences expert committees. As Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Taylor will provide leadership and direction to all food programs in the Agency, including those managed by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and the foods-related programs of FDA?s inspection and compliance arm, the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). Mr. Taylor returned to FDA in July 2009 as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner. Before that, he served as Research Professor, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University. His research agenda focused on policy, resource and institutional issues that affect the success of public health agencies in carrying out their prevention-related missions. Mr. Taylor received his law degree from the University of Virginia.


Date Time Title Track Session Type Location
Jul 14, 2010 3:00 PM-
4:30 PM
Updates & Dialogue with Federal Partners Public Health Research General Session (90 minutes) TBD

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