FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2007
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement From HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt on the Resignation of Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. John Agwunobi
I regret to announce the resignation of Dr. John Agwunobi as Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) and an Admiral in the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps effective September 4th, 2007.
Since joining HHS in 2005, Dr. Agwunobi has been a passionate voice for advancing the health care of all Americans. His leadership, counsel and expertise have contributed greatly to increasing American's awareness and preparedness for pandemic influenza, encouraging adoption of healthier lifestyles and leading the renewal of the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
Dr. Agwunobi has distinguished himself through the energy and commitment with which he has approached every task at HHS. I will miss him personally and professionally and wish him well in his future endeavors.
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