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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of Antonia Coello Novello To Be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service

1989-11-01

The President today announced his intention to nominate Antonia Coello Novello to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service at the Department of Health and Human Services for a term of 4 years. She would succeed C. Everett Koop.

Since 1986 Dr. Novello has served as Deputy Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and as Director of the Division of Extramural Programs at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Prior to this, she served in several capacities at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, including executive secretary of general medicine B study section in the division of research grants, 1981 - 1986; staff physician for the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1979 - 1980; and project officer for the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases, 1978 - 1979. In addition, Dr. Novello served in the private practice of general pediatrics in Springfield, VA, 1976 - 1978.

Dr. Novello graduated from the University of Puerto Rico (B.S., 1965) and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (M.D., 1970), and she received her master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1982. She was born August 23, 1944, in Sajardo, Puerto Rico. Dr. Novello is married and resides in Washington, DC.

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