WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Arati Prabhakar as the brand new White Home science adviser, who could be the primary lady of colour and first immigrant to carry such a task if confirmed by the Senate.
Prabhakar would head The Workplace of Science and Expertise Coverage on the White Home. Her predecessor Eric Lander resigned from the publish in February after violating the Biden administration’s office coverage.
Her portfolio will embody points starting from local weather change to the bodily sciences. Prabhakar additionally will play a vital function in Most cancers Moonshot 2.0 – an initiative personally essential to Biden that goals to chop the most cancers demise price in half over the following 25 years.
Prabhakar has beforehand led the Protection Superior Analysis Initiatives Company – a Pentagon entity that develops cutting-edge nationwide safety applied sciences – underneath former president Barack Obama, and the Nationwide Institute of Requirements and Expertise underneath former president Invoice Clinton.
(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Modifying by Invoice Berkrot)
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