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Biden picks transgender doctor as assistant health secretary

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Pennsylvania health secretary Rachel Levine for assistant secretary of health at HHS, making her the first openly transgender federal official to be up for Senate confirmation.
A Harvard and Tulane-educated pediatrician, Levine emerged as the public face of her state's pandemic response while also serving as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. She was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017 and has written on the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating...
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Biden Health Nominee To Be First Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate

Biden Health Nominee To Be First Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Dr. Rachel Levine, currently Pennsylvania's Health Secretary, has been tapped to serve as Assistant Secretary of Health.
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In Historic First, Biden To Nominate Transgender Doctor As Assistant Health Secretary

In Historic First, Biden To Nominate Transgender Doctor As Assistant Health Secretary

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Dr. Rachel Levine is currently the secretary of health in Pennsylvania, where she leads the state's fight against COVID-19. (Image credit: Courtesy of Biden transition team)
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Rachel Levine tapped for health post, could be first openly transgender fed official

Rachel Levine tapped for health post, could be first openly transgender fed official

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine as his nominee for assistant secretary of health.
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Biden selects Pa.'s Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary

Biden selects Pa.'s Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary

1 month ago   |   By Post Gazette

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.
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Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide. She won past confirmation by the Republican-majority Pennsylvania Senate and has emerged as the public face of the...
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