Eve Slater

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Eve Slater, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a member of the board of directors of VaxGen.


"Dr. Slater is a former executive with Merck Research Laboratories and more recently served as the Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), joining HHS shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. At HHS she served Secretary Tommy G. Thompson as chief health policy advisor, with special emphasis on translational medicine including electronic systems and innovation, biosecurity, human subjects’ protection, women’s health, elder care and HIV/AIDS. She resigned her post at HHS in 2003, and is currently serving as a Director of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA, and AnorMED Inc., Langley, B.C.

"Dr. Slater joined Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) in 1983 and held many key senior management positions during her 18-year career, including Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, Senior Vice President of MRL External Policy and Senior Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Development in which capacity she supervised worldwide regulatory activities for all Merck medicines and vaccines.

"She is a graduate of Vassar College and of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiology."

Source: VaxGen profiles.