FDA Hires New CTP Director of Office of Health Communication and Education

Anne Rancourt will assume her new role starting May 19
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has selected Anne Rancourt as director of the CTP’s office of health communication and education  beginning on May 19.  She will replace April Brubach, who currently serves as the acting office director.

Rancourt comes to the CTP from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she serves as the communications director.

At NIDA, she is responsible for managing the communication branch that oversees dissemination of a nearly $2 billion scientific research portfolio on substance use and addiction, including tobacco and e-cigarette use.

Prior to that position, Rancourt led press outreach and media strategy on HIV as a communications section chief at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

She was selected after an extensive nationwide search, multiple interview panels that evaluated a well-qualified applicant pool, and clearance through important FDA ethics and security processes, according to the CTP announcement.

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