Tobias Names Mark Dybul as Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
U.S. Ambassador Randall Tobias, head of the State Department's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, on Wednesday named Mark Dybul as deputy U.S. global AIDS coordinator, according to an OGAC release. Dybul has served as the assistant U.S. global AIDS coordinator and the chief medical officer in OGAC. Under his new position, Dybul will continue to serve as chief medical officer. Dybul is replacing Joseph O'Neill, who is leaving the position for an assignment in the White House. Before joining OGAC, Dybul worked on the planning task force for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and served as the HHS head of President Bush's initiative to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa and the Caribbean. "Dr. Dybul has long been a true leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS," Tobias said, adding, "I value his long experience as a research scientist, his wisdom in the design and start-up phase of the President's Emergency Plan and most of all his passion to save lives. I am grateful for his willingness to serve" (OGAC release, 5/11).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.