Komen makes Institute of Medicine official new CEO

June 17, 2013 5:41 PM

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer organization that underwent a staff shakeup after the firestorm surrounding its move to cut off Planned Parenthood funding last year, announced Monday it has tapped a leader of the Institute of Medicine to serve as the new president and CEO.

Judith Salerno is currently the executive director and chief operating officer of the IOM, an independent organization that guides national policymakers. She’s also served at NIH, the National Institute on Aging and the VA. She’ll move into the new role at Komen full-time in September.

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